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Wayward Saints Release One Shot Music Video for “Got To Give In”

Wayward Saints Release One Shot Music Video for “Got To Give In”

Toronto old-school rock band Wayward Saints recently dropped a new music video for their third single “Got To Give In” and it will leave you wanting to leave your office job by the end of it. The video was just released last week, in advance of the track officially being released on all platforms on March 25th, and the video has already garnered over 160,000 views. The explosive rock song takes that classic rock sound we all know and love and mixes in a wildly fun modern flair. The song is about being true to yourself and “giving in” to the things you actually want from life, which is sometimes easier said than done and a message I think many of us can relate to as the world around us opens back up after the global pandemic.  Click below to watch the video and keep scrolling for more info on the song, the video, and this exciting new band!

Rock music in today’s landscape has seen many attempts at greatness, but it is few and far between when you can find a band where all members are equally talented while remaining truly driven to deliver consistent quality rock n’ roll music and a great experience for their fans.

Wayward Saints sprung onto the Toronto, Ontario Canadian music scene in September 2021 with a force releasing their first thunderous and instantly memorable single “In The Wild” and their second equally maturely crafted single “Pay No Mind” in October 2021. Now the band has done it again with their new single “Got To Give In”!

“Got To Give In” will be available on all streaming platforms on March 25th, but to get their existing and new fans excited for the release, the band has produced a very entertaining true single-shot performance music video. The video starts with lead singer Lindsay Coleman working at an office desk with two other workers. The band then starts magically appearing around the office workers performing the song, while Coleman jumps up on the desk and begins a number of disruptive antics to distract her co-workers. The workers do their level best to try to ignore Coleman’s hurricane of capers throwing money, paper, pills, pens, grabbing keyboards and monitors, and even spinning them around in their chairs aggressively yelling the song in their faces. Coleman does prevail, successfully convincing the workers to ultimately join her and the band by dancing on top of the desk and answering the call to action that eventually they “Got To Give In” by skipping out of work altogether! 

When asked how about Got To Give In’s message and inspiration for the video Coleman had a clear vision:

 “Got To Give In is the struggle of being divided internally and having the courage to no longer deny what you truly want and believe. Be it obligations to your lover, family, your passions, job, politics, religion it’s really what you make of it. I have always had a hard time watching other people struggle with feelings of obligation versus what they truly need, and I always try to do my best to fight these feelings myself as well. I wanted to mirror this struggle in the video somehow. So, I thought an office was the most universal and fun way to project a place where everyone at some point wants to escape from. It actually all came together rather quickly. We found the office and I simply lyrically mapped out my personal destroy-the-office fantasy actions. From concept to execution, it was about two weeks in total. I asked Jesse Read who had promoted our first two singles to film our crazy idea to collaborate with us. We used the final and seventh single-shot take as the winner.”

There is a global and widely shared human experience that Lindsay is consistently trying to convey when writing. Her personal introspective and universal lyrics paired with her undeniable powerful voice commands a presence that takes you back in a time warp of the glory years when rock was in its purest form.  

“To me this song has been the most even collaboration in the band so far. I feel this song boosts confidence and revitalizes general hope for the listener.” says Bil Bertram (Bass Player). Hailing from from Brazil, Bil brings a unique flavor of both Brazilian and Western influences of rock bass stylings to the Wayward Saints sound.

The harmonizing guitars in “Got To Give In” of Darren Flower and Justin Bennett bring the nostalgia into full effect. While both have very different styles and influences that complement each other, they both play key individual roles in the band’s sound and mission to bring the heartfelt spirit of rock back to old and new generations.

“When the band started writing “Got To Give In”, it reminded me of bands that I admire like Big Star, Husker Du, Gigolo Aunts and Jody Stephens that I felt really influenced my parts on this track. Driving, steady rhythms is what I think makes the music of that genre so enjoyable and relevant in music today.” – Aaron Bennett (Drums)

Both of Wayward Saint’s first and second single releases were accompanied by an official and behind-the-scenes video, giving new fans of the band an opportunity to see each member’s humble and quirky nature in addition to the official videos. This was by design, as Wayward Saints prides themselves on being very accessible to their fans using email and social media, by ensuring they reply to all comments and shares, and popping up live randomly for updates on what they are up to

“They just came on to the scene in 2021, and have been working hard to make genuine connections with their newfound fans ever since. The band has set up a fan temple, which you can sign up for at www.wayward-saints.com, that gives you an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a rock band born during a pandemic, as well as updates and some pretty sweet deals on merch. It’s been so interesting watching how different bands approached music and content creation over the course of the last couple of years, and I think Wayward Saints are a great example of a band using technology to overcome obstacles and connect with their fans without live shows or in-person events… Their music has that warm nostalgic feeling that rock n roll can bring, but with a new and exciting edge to it.” – Jesse Read – Dropout Entertainment Jan 21, 2022

The ALWAYS FREE Fan Temple area on their website has exclusive behind-the-scenes content and offers you can acquire if you are willing to sign up with an email address.“We wanted to create a free space for fans to get our favorite content, as well as exclusive content and offers we do not post publicly all in one place… a space for fans to enjoy at home until we can get on stage regularly. We also wanted to give fans a place to get to know who we really are outside of shooting music videos and hopefully playing live soon.” – Lindsay Coleman (Lead Singer) Interview with — Jesse Read – Dropout Entertainment Jan 21, 2022 (keep scrolling to watch the whole interview)

Wayward Saint’s first three singles were self-produced and recorded at Beach Road Studios in Godrich, Ontario by Siegfried Meier; mixed at RHC Music in Toronto, Ontario by Ross Hayes Citrullo, and mastered in Toronto, Ontario by Joao Carvalho.

Currently working on their debut full-length album, Wayward Saints are joining forces again with Ross Hayes Citrullo at RHC Music to produce, record, and mix the record. “The goal is to get this done as quickly as possible for the fans, but ensuring we are equally as proud of each song in the process” – Justin Bennett (Guitar Player)

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