Though based in Nashville, Tennessee, Wild Love are truly a universal band featuring members from Ireland, New York, and Turkey. Their brand new single, ‘I Hate That I Need You,’ could be best described as an indie pop-rock hit – but there’s something a bit more intricate and dynamic to it. There’s an honesty and a vulnerability to the song that shines through brightly, and can be heard in Brandon Gorman’s vocals, Michael Crecca’s guitar work, and Saygīn Geçener’s silky bass lines. “It’s my internal monologue that slipped out,” says Gorman about the track. “And very much a look into how I process things.” Wild Love draws on a wide range of influences to create their unique sound, citing bands like Green Day, Blur, and The Academic just to name a few. That said, the band is certainly forging their own path in the game, and we’re excited to be along for the ride.
‘I Hate That I Need You’ is a passionate and sincere declaration from a highly talented outfit.Indie top 39
What does the song mean to you?
Brandon: The song is all about honesty and being frank. It says it all in the title to be honest. It is something that has been lacking in pop music for years and we really tried to challenge that with this tune. It’s my internal monologue that slipped out into a song and we hope that the attitude of it can really resonate with people.
What do you hope to achieve with this song?
I hope that we can give people a song that they can resonate with. I want it to be something that they can use to scream out feelings that they otherwise can’t say themselves in normal conversation. If people can see that we are trying to step out from behind the filter and that what you see is what you get then we’re happy.
Tell us about your creative process and how the song came to be?
Brandon: The song was written in about 5 minutes. I had the song title for a while, but I wasn’t much in the right head-space to finish it. One day I just picked up the guitar and it just shot out of me. You often hear musicians say that a song just dropped into their laps and I think that’s what happened with this one. It just came out of nowhere.
What would your life be like without music?
Brandon: Simpler to be honest, but also more intense. I’m a pretty sensitive guy even though I don’t like to admit it, so not having music would probably heighten that and I don’t think I’d be too pleasant to be around. I also have been doing this since I was a child and I definitely don’t know what else I would be doing. I can tell you though I am very happy in life and music is the big reason for that.
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