Wilson Unveil ‘Right To Rise’ Video

Wilson Unveil ‘Right To Rise’ Video

Wilson 2015 (Photocredit Joe-Gall+


Detroit rockers, WILSON have unveiled their new video for ‘Right To Rise’ over at VEVO – http://www.vevo.com/watch/USRZR1566113.  The anthemic track is taken from the band’s current album of the same name, out now via Razor & Tie.

The clip serves as an ode to Wilson’s hometown, Detroit, featuring the city’s thriving landmarks and residents.  The band explains, “When we wrote the song we wanted to tell a story about the area of the world we live in.  After traveling so much the past few years, we realize the magnifying glass that the media has put on Detroit has damaged not only our city’s image, but more importantly our PEOPLES’ image.  We all struggle with life’s weight, no matter where we live in this world…our peoples’ story is not unlike the millions of other people out there put against the wall daily, cast aside as underdogs and thought of as ‘already dead’. It’s through the struggle to survive in those conditions that we create our strengths.

What we’ve tried to achieve visually is to tell a story through the POV of a pack of dogs, moving through the blight of our city; the places most identifiable to the rest of the world. The abandoned house the band performs in starts to crumble as the ‘underdogs’ move from the rubble of our past into the present parts of Detroit’s rebuild, showing our people coming together in strength to unite as one.  It’s a picture of hope and growth through hard work, resilience and ingenuity, while honoring our past as we rise towards our future.”  The video was produced and directed by Tradesmen Films and Chad Nicefield.

Wilson – Chad Nicefield (vocals), Jason Spencer (guitar), Kyle Landry (guitar), James Lascu (bass) and Matt Puhy (drums) – has come a long way since their ballsy 2013 debut, ‘Full Blast Fuckery’.  Through grass roots efforts and non-stop touring the band emerged on to the scene with a raucous sound that saw them become a live favorite.  Wilson has shared the stage both in the US and abroad with everybody from Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm and Nothing More to rock luminaries like Motörhead.

Wilson is currently wrapping up the hardDrive Live Tour with Trivium and Tremonti in the US and plans are afoot for a return to the UK in early 2016.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!