NYC-based rock and roll outfit Wicked Willow releases their new single/music video “Crossin’ Rivers,” a song about the search for a muse to inspire them and their music.
Made up of Matt Glover (guitar, vocals), Phil Duke (bass), and Elliot Kafton (drums), Wicked Willow’s sound blends influences from retro British classic rock, doom, and psychedelia into delicious, potent music surging with hi-octane energy.
The video, shot at Brooklyn’s Strange Weather studio, offers exclusive in-studio doc footage, showcasing them in their element with their instruments and intense energy, highlighted by emotion, rebellion, and visceral dynamics.
“Crossin’ Rivers” opens on searing guitars riding a powerful rhythm composed of tight, feverish percussion and a vibrating bassline as Matt imbues the lyrics with scorching tones. Elliot’s drumming calls to mind the ferocious, blazing speed and walloping accents of Mitch Mitchell.
“I’ve been running for what I need / Entertain me, baby, and believe in me / I swear there is no greater want in my being, than lovin’ sweetly / Letting go of my steam.”
Surging with the raw, nasty get-up-and-go of Jimi Hendrix or Steve Marriott, the tune pumps out dirty guitar flavors full of blistering riffs infected with bluesy rock vitality – edgy and gritty, rife with down-and-dirty harmonics. The dazzling guitar solo injects the tune with sleazy, vicious licks as the bass and drums hold the fort.
The visuals show the threesome strutting their stuff, shifting from grainy interludes to crystalline images. Wicked Willow’s oomph jumps off the screen, providing a galvanizing audio-visual experience.
Wicked Willow has it going on! “Crossin’ Rivers” pumps out the type of uncooked, rampaging rock rarely seen or heard anymore. Good stuff!