We first heard of Toronto’s Wildlife this past summer and were pretty much smitten with their track, “Dead Century.” Now the band is back for an epic throwback with “2017” filled with superb synthpop and some killer lyrical concepts of how we live these days. The video is set to a bunch of old clips from New Years past, capturing the essence of what it means to move forward while still remaining in the present. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming album, Age of Everything, out October 14.
2017 will be here before we know it and this is the perfect starter track.
Dean Povinsky stated:
“2017 is a desperate song. It’s about a very common feeling our friends and others we know seem to be experiencing right now. We collaborated with one of our favourite artists, Anne Douris (Bossie, Stella Ella Ola) to lay a visual backdrop that juxtaposes the song’s initially lighthearted sound with the inevitable crush of the question “why”? Why are we moving so rapidly toward such a hyper individualized bunch when we are meant to be more connected than ever? Why do we have all these addictions to what is ultimately such a meaningless, on-screen world, when we know that the way to thrive is to connect in the ways that have served us so well for so long: By locking eyes and holding on for dear life, making new connections and finding meaning in the real. The throwback images of large NYE celebrations-of-old up against the actual lyrics of 2017 create the perfect vibration between the lust after immediacy and the human longing to connect in real time.”
Check out the video for “2017” below: