In my last blog post, I promised some exciting news about a project that I was collaborating on with a South African band. After having to keep the news under lockdown for so long, I’m pleased to be able to reveal the details of what’s going on.
Cue the drum roll, please…
Ta-da! I will be writing a short story to accompany Climate Control’s new single “Tidal Wave”!
To give you some background:
I have been friends with the guys from Climate Control for a few years now and am a major supporter of the band, purely because they make great music, put in the effort to learn more about the industry and always challenge the boundaries of conventionality. Over the past year and a bit, the guys have really stepped up their game, put in a lot of work and received the recognition they truly deserve from the industry. So, this year, to keep the momentum going, they recorded a new single (“Tidal Wave”) – which was produced by the main man in South African rock and metal, Clint Watts, and mastered by his royal majesty Joey Sturgis (Of Mice & Men, Asking Alexandria, We Came as Romans) – and I, Sergio Pereira, was lucky enough to hear it before anyone else.
Having been involved in music journalism for so long, it takes a lot for a song to really hit home and move me – I’ve heard tons of fantastic songs, but it takes something really exceptional to reside and say, “Wow. That changed my life!”– and I was completely shell-shocked by what I experienced when I heard “Tidal Wave.” Not only did the song just captivate me entirely, but it inspired. It inspired a whole plethora of emotions and desire to do something.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, I told Nic (Gonzalez, lead vocals/guitars) about how the song inspired a storyline that I was thinking of writing. He loved the idea and we both thought, “Hey! Let’s include the story with the single.” After some more discussions about the lyrics and a deeper analysis of the song’s meaning, the story became clearer and flowed like a…uh…tidal wave? Well, that was a bad pun, but you get the picture 😉
“Tidal Wave” won’t just be the release of a song; it’ll be the release of full-on sensory experience. Everyone is super proud of what has been created, and we believe the “Tidal Wave” experience will speak for itself. So keep your eyes peeled for the release of “Tidal Wave” (the song, music video and short story) on June 11, 2014. You won’t want to miss out on this!