New Zealand’s highest streamed rock band, Written By Wolves, have unleashed their debut album, ‘Secrets’.
Releasing three singles from the album in the lead up, Tell Me What You’re Running From?, Secrets and As Long As It Takes, each track has built anticipation for the band’s first full-length.
‘Secrets’ is an album full of thoughts and feelings that perhaps some people don’t generally feel comfortable talking about.
As main songwriter for the band, Mikey Murphy has drawn influence from his own experiences and has essentially used his creative outlet to express thoughts he had previously kept as ‘Secrets’.
Murphy says the album is “a snapshot of the inner workings of my brain and a way to release thoughts that I have been hiding and keeping to myself.
“A lot of the songs focus on mental health – my own, those around me and society’s current attitudes towards it.
“There is also a lot of reference to the current state of the world and whether there will be anything left to save once we finally hit rock bottom – but as doom and gloom as that may all sound, the underlying theme of the whole album is hope and the idea that it is time to change the world and open up and talk about these things.”
Written By Wolves’ first single Tell Me What You’re Running From was added to Apple Music playlist The Riff, the latest single As Long As It Takes was added to Spotify’s editorial playlist Rock Out. where the band has amassed more than 178,000 monthly Spotify listeners and grown their streams to over 17 million worldwide.
The band have collected over 52,000 subscribers and 10 million views on YouTube as well as receiving three Highly Commended Awards in the prestigious International Song Writing Competition for previous singles Not Afraid To Die, Genius and Timebombs.