After the success of their debut single “I Wanna Go Out,” Wavy Trees are back with a new music video for their latest single, “Nobody Cares which is An ode to the distracted nature of our world today, the video depicts the loneliness of being weird amongst people trying to fit in, and the happiness that can be found when you finally meet a person who can accept you and be a little weird too.
Wavy Trees is made up of Zack “Moondog” Smith on lead vox/guitar/piano, Jason Espirito on guitar, Brian Duke on bass/guitar, and Jack Gallner on drums. The band is produced by the legendary Jay Baumgardner (Seether, Bush, Papa Roach, Lacuna Coil, Otherwise), and Ron Geffen from Rockland Studios helped bring the video to life.
“The real story behind the video is, instead of thinking about how crazy someone looks doing something or judging anybody, we should accept everyone for however they are no matter what they look like, sound like or whatever situation they are in. We can’t all just work all our lives and get lost in the system that leads to nothing! We gotta take the time to be weird, do what we want and be there for each other.” The group reveals
Tell us about the genesis of your project
It all started with a psychedelic breakdown! It was a vision I had where I saw all 4 of us on a stage before we were even a band & then I knew it was destiny. The moment we all actually jammed together it just clicked! So did our personalities it’s like we all knew each other our whole lives it’s crazy haha
What is the favorite song you wrote and why?
Nobody Cares is definitely one of my favorites because it’s calling out what so many people want to say but keep it inside of them. When I hear it or play the song live you can feel the release of people’s emotions. The song is so important because it’s a call out to people to start caring rather than ignoring the hard conversations. Not everyone is on the best chapter of their lives so always remember to stop for a second and ask if someone’s ok even if they seem fine.
Who are your all time musical icons?
Would have to be Kurt Cobain, Garth Brooks, Dave Grohl & Jimmy Buffet haha
What are some things to do to keep your inspiration alive?
Playing shows & writing are what keep our inspiration alive, we constantly inspire each other as we all grow into better musicians & friends. This band’s a family & we inspire each other/push each other to new limits.
Who are you binge listening to these days?
Road to Ruin – The Ramones album.
Favorite movie or TV show?
Tommy Boy & Happy Gilmore would definitely be favorite movies haha. Favorite TV show would be The Queens Gambit. Anya is my girl!
Tell us about your latest release and how it came about.
The latest release came about after I had lost a lot of people in my life & was sort of coming of age in a way. It was the turning of a page/chapter in my life and I felt like nobody cared. It felt like the world was ending but in reality it was just beginning, haha
Do you have any peculiar pre or post show rituals?
Our pre show ritual is huddling together before the chaos & saying “ Blindly leading into faith we ride”. There’s a whole story behind that but you’ll hear about it in the documentary someday lol
What’s the future looking like for you?
The future looks like Wembley stadium on a warm summer afternoon with flags from every country swaying in the wind as we walk on stage to play for thousands of people in a historic venue. The future is BRIGHT & LOUD BABY!!
Who inspires your style and aesthetics?
We inspire all of our style and aesthetics, mainly rooting from a mix between 90s grunge and a Jimmy Buffett concert style. We call it Wavy Style.
What is the achievement or moment in your career you are the most proud of and why?
This album is definitely our most sacred achievement!! Reason being – it’s taken a couple of years to make and release but also it’s our lives in an album, we couldn’t be more stoked to share it with y’all.
Best advice you could possibly give to a young artist?
Be different, don’t give a shit what people want – give them what you want. Show them your teeth & the people who don’t get it will follow along in time.
What would you change in the music and entertainment industry today?
There are many things I think the entertainment industry should change but I would just say pushing towards paying the artist what they deserve streaming-wise & also giving musicians good health care options. Entertainers work very hard & many were affected by the pandemic. Most ended up homeless and that just isn’t cool. So I think we should focus on that.