Gears returned with its latest single and video over the weekend.
The musical arrangement featured in ‘Wasteland’ takes Gears in a direction not typical of most of its music. Rather than the Sevendust style melodic hard rock compositions for which it has come to be known, this song lends itself more to comparison to works from Skindred.
Drummer Jimmy Wooten talked about the song’s arrangement during a recent interview.
“There’s something for everyone,” said Wooten. “It’s heavy. It’s soulful. It’s melodic. The band’s versatility is our strength. We’ll bring R&B and hip-hop into rock, but we’re doing it in our own tight and cohesive way, and what more could you ask from music than a sound the brings all rockers together to love what they are hearing?
According to a comment from front man Trip Sixx, the song’s lyrical content addresses a matter of mental health.
“It’s about being trapped in a mindset you don’t see any way out of,” he said.
Wooten expanded on Trip Sixx’s comments.
“It encompasses a lot of things,” said Wooten. “It’s easy to become trapped in continuous circles in life where you’re doing the same things over and over again. As a band, you have to reach outside of the box, work with someone new, try something different, and change the sound. Following the pandemic, it’s like a rebirth for GEARS in a weird way, so we decided to push the envelope.”
No mention was made in the press release announcing the song and video’s premiere as to whether ‘Wasteland’ will feature in the band’s forthcoming EP. The EP in question is expected for release before the year’s end. Its release date, title and more is under consideration.
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