An Interview with 'Wild Love'
Who are the band members and what do they play?
Brandon Gorman (vocals, guitar), Michael Crecca (guitar, key.), Si Geçener (bass), Nolan Speer (drums)
How and where did you get together?
The band originally met at a bus stop in Northern Virginia on their first days of high school, after they each had immigrated with their families from different corners of the world (Ireland, Turkey, Germany).
What are the band's main influences?
Growing up on the likes of Blur, Kings of Leon, and Franz Ferdinand, lead-singer Brandon Gorman is now leaning into his pop instincts in line with that of ABBA and One Direction.
Have you played any notable gigs, festivals or other events? Likewise radio or TV appearances?
Wild Love played the most recent Live on the Green festival in Nashville, TN alongside Gary Clark Jr., Grace Potter and O.A.R. In 2019 they released three singles that each received heavy radio rotation and support on Nashville’s largest independent radio station, Lightning 100, the first of which (Too Much) premiered on Lightning 100’s 615 show. They have also played packed shows at notable venues in Nashville like Marathon Music Works, Mercy Lounge, The Basement, The Basement East and The High Watt.
Are there any other interesting or amusing happenings – no matter how small – that the band have been involved with that would be of interest to those who like your music?
The band was supposed to play Ireland's Electric Picnic Festival this year, but the pandemic has pushed those plans to 2021.
Where was the single/EP/album recorded and who was involved in its production?
It was recorded by Ryan Yount and produced by Ryan and Michael. Most of the music that will be coming out through the rest of 2020 and into 2021 was recorded at Ocean Way studios, but overdubs and other tracking was moved into bedrooms at the height of quarantine, sending tracks back and forth to one another.
Is there a particular ethos behind the single/EP/album or any particular music styles or events that inspired it?
It shows a darker side of the band, but still has all the attitude and pop sensibility of Wild Love's past work. Said Brandon of his writing on this project, "(In these songs) I can directly pinpoint what moment in my life and what exactly I'm trying to say."
Can you briefly describe what the song/each song is about? If you are releasing an album then either describe the thinking behind the project or choose a couple of lead tracks to focus on.
“Seasonal” is a coming-of-age anthem, serving as a reminder that relationships change with the seasons, but love worth fighting for will weather the test of time.
Were there any notable or amusing happenings surrounding the recording/production of the EP? As above, list whatever might be of relevance.
Most of the music that will be coming out through the rest of 2020 and into 2021 was recorded at Ocean Way studios, but overdubs and other tracking was moved into bedrooms at the height of quarantine, sending tracks back and forth to one another. It was a totally different creative approach to finishing the tracking process, but the band leaned into what it had to offer and made the best of it.
Please provide a one or two-line personal quote that can be attributed to a band member, about either the band themselves or the release. Obviously the more eye-catching this is the better.
“There are so many weird contradictions and juxtapositions in what we do, so it can be hard to put your finger on what exactly Wild Love is.” - Michael