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article imageBad Wolves talk new album 'Disobey,' remember Dolores O'Riordan Special

By Markos Papadatos     May 30, 2018 in Music
New York - Tommy Vext, the front-man of Bad Wolves, chatted with Digital Journal about their new album, "Disobey," which includes their version of "Zombie," where they honor the late Dolores O'Riordan.
On the song selection process for Disobey, Vext said, "After we had looked at all the songs that we wrote, we looked at how the songs were structured, and narrowed them down. We wanted to make a record that had a flow and a vibe from start to finish. We are living at a time, where the Internet and MP3s and streaming have changed the way that the younger generations get music. We tried to encapsulate a style and a sound that we tried to achieve, for every song, and I think we did a good job."
Regarding their cover of "Zombie," Vext said, "That was a bit of a risk. When you cover a song, you want to make it your own, but you also have to stay true of the original idea. It almost didn't make the record, but that's why we sent it to Dolores in the first place, since we wanted her approval."
The proceeds from "Zombie" will go to the children of Dolores O'Riordan. "That was the only right thing to do. We are artists and we are fans, and it's an honor for us to carry the torch. The way that I looked at it was that as tragic as it was for her fans, the first that people forget is that she was a parent and three children lost their mom. We made it a point to remember that, and do good by that. That's what she would have wanted," he said.
Vext praised Wayne Isham for doing an "amazing job" on the music video for "Zombie." "Wayne is the dude. He has worked with everybody in the music business," Vext said. "Wayne's team is so incredible. It was one of the most emotional, professional and creative experiences I have ever had on a set."
On June 19, 2018, Bad Wolves will be performing at Gramercy Theatre in New York City. "It's going to be a hootenanny hoedown," he said, with a laugh. "I am from Brooklyn and Doc from the band is from New Jersey, and everybody I've ever known is coming to that show, so get there early. That's what we are telling people. I am very excited. It is going to be cool."
On the impact of technology on the music business, Vext said, "Technology is not a new thing. Now, we are going from downloading to streaming. More platforms will stop doing MP3s, and they will exclusively go to streaming. There will always be people that will want a physical CD or a vinyl. I think more music getting out there is better. The more people have access to it, the better it is."
Their Disobey album, and their haunt version of "Zombie" by The Cranberries, both garnered a favorable review from Digital Journal. Disobey is available on iTunes.
To learn more about Bad Wolves, their new album and tour dates, check out their official website.
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