In a time and world filled with innumerable unknowns, Wicked Messenger has set out to relay a message returning a shining sense of hope to humanity. “Golden Eyes” will be the first song released by the band since their debut EP “First Contact” in October of 2019. The new track delivers a compelling listening experience for current fans and new listeners alike, and demonstrates unique creativity and color in every note played and lyric sung.
“Golden Eyes” establishes the band’s mastery of groove, while fellow Columbus brass musicians grace the tune with weighty harmony and counterpoint. The track draws on classic psychedelic soul and hard rock influences while blending in modern flavors of funk. The lyrics narrate the story of a lost wanderer finding vision and purpose in a barren world. While the nomad makes his way through scenes of dejection and suffering, he discovers a path to redemption and greatness. Written to depict the difficult trials musicians encounter on their journey to stardom, “Golden Eyes” captures the emotion everyone experiences in the face of adversity… and can even be considered a powerful anthem of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Golden Eyes” will be available on all streaming platforms Friday, May 15.
About Wicked Messenger:
Wicked Messenger was formed in August of 2018 in Columbus, Ohio to bring rock n’ roll back into the limelight. The band has tasked itself with evoking a source of happiness and mystery within people’s lives through the creation of a musical movement that feeds on storytelling through the eyes of a mystical deity – The Wicked Messenger.
The band’s objective is to create a culture – not just around the music, but also the story, individuals, and places that allow The Wicked Messenger’s presence to be felt on Earth. Combining complex musical themes with lyrics that compel the listener to follow a unique story, the band seeks to create an aura of mystery that will teach, inspire, and give the world something extra to cherish. By thriving on a holistic entertainment experience, Wicked Messenger desires to put passion into a variety of content that will capture listeners on a fun, yet deep and analytical level.
In 2020, we can expect three singles from the band in anticipation for their first official album, which will be delivered to fans as a “serial concept album” containing mysterious information about The Wicked Messenger and his purpose.
What people are saying… “A band not of their own time, with arrangements and songwriting that harkens back to the power and weight of the 70’s. They remain modern in execution while inspired by the giants whose shoulders they stand upon. Wicked Messenger doesn’t just write songs, they write stories conveyed via their music… Music written with the complex execution of “Yes” while maintaining the rock and roll swagger of “The Doors”. – (Joey Gurwin, Oranjudio owner and producer)
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