GENTLE SAVAGE Reveal More Details On Upcoming 'YNAMW' Single, Out December 28th, Release Teaser Video!
Finnish Rockers GENTLE SAVAGE, formed in 2013, will release their new single 'YNAMW (You Never Ask Me Why)' on December 28th. Today the band has revealed more details about the single, unleashing also a short teaser video. The single is taken from the band's upcoming debut album ‘Midnight Waylay’, out in February 2021.
Lead vocalist Tornado on the single:
"YNAMW (You Never Ask Me Why) started out as a funny triplet feel guitar riff with sound effects of whipping and wicked screaming. The first idea was to write a song with the feel of a Clint Eastwood type of a Western movie. While being on a sick leave, vocalist Tornado Bearstone watched The Twilight Saga (accidentally of course). Somehow the idea of superhuman powers, beauty and eternal love appealed to Tornado's state of mind and a modern Cowboy - Vampire character was born in his imagination. So you can say that the story of You Never Ask Me Why was inspired by the movies."
He continues, "As a composition YNAMW is somewhere between Gentle Savage's songs Run Run Poor Boy and Karelian Magic. It has a melodic chorus that gives a good contrast to the quite bold and rhythmic feel of the verses. You can easily recognise it as a Gentle Savage song with the guaranteed sounds they are already known for. There's plenty of interesting things going on both musically and story wise as the Cowboy - Vampire goes out looking for the one he loves! And bites."
Watch the YNAMW teaser video here:
Previously Tornado unveiled:
"YNAMW is a fairly weird song. With it's rhythmic and dynamic character YNAMW gives you some real nice boost while jogging or coupling or just rockin' around.. (Meditation is propably out of the question).
Four different parts include two solos and of course - a catchy chorus. YNAMW tells a story about a modern cowboy-vampire and his call to action. Our hero reveals his yearn for eternal love. And just for making sure; this story is fictive! More about it later."
Check out more videos and subscribe to GENTLE SAVAGE's new youtube channel hyperurl.co/GentleSavageYouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSe-yyD7_XB5cFE37yYBtaw
On November 27th, GENTLE SAVAGE unleashed their new analog animation music video of an adventure in the Underworld, 'Honey Bunny -the Rock'n Roll transformation'. Just recently the band released two reaction videos, where the band members Jay & Tornado and the cartoonist Jyrki Heikkinen give their reaction while watching the fully edited video for the first time. Watch below.
Jay & Tornado - hyperurl.co/GS_Jay_Tornado -
Watch the 'Honey Bunny -the Rock'n Roll transformation' video here: hyperurl.co/HoneyBunny -
'Honey Bunny - The Rock'n Roll Transformation' video was made in collaboration with cartoon artist Jyrki Heikkinen and photographer Ilari Kallinen. The story was created by Tornado Bearstone and Jyrki Heikkinen alongside the Gentle Savage’s guitarist Tim O’Shore.
"Break the boundaries, find your own way!"
Gentle Savage’s debut album, ‘Midnight Waylay’ is coming out in February 2021. It’s a way of describing an ambush at midnight, or going to a rock show; you never know what’s going to happen out there.
Midnight Waylay depicts a ‘taking it easy in the daytime, turning into a beast at night’ kind of lifestyle. Just like a hunter strikes from the shadows, ruthless and silent, these songs can without warning rock your world.
As a concept the album Midnight Waylay is best appreciated when served whole, but each song has its own character and works well independently. Find your own adventure, let yourself loose!"
"It is all about the songs. And their internal message. That's the basic philosophy behind Gentle Savage."
Also watch the videos for the first two singles:
'Run Run Poor Boy' -
GENTLE SAVAGE are:
Tornado Bearstone, songwriter, vocals and guitar
Jay B, drums and backing vocals
Vance Bead, bass and backing vocals
Tim O`Shore, guitar and backing vocals
Theo van Boom, keyboards and backing vocals
’Treat yourself and let our magic in. We’ll take care of the rest’.
Band promo photo by Timo Soasepp
Single coverarts by Vin Valentino