Los Angeles metal band Bad Wolves have yet to release an album (their LP ‘Disobey’ however is out this May), but they’re certainly no strangers to the world of rock and roll, with members of the band all associated with other rock bands.
The group released the singles ‘Learn To Live’, and ‘Toast To The Ghost’ last year, before tackling The Cranberries’ classic, ‘Zombie’, which they sent to now much lamented lead singer Dolores O’Riordan, who described their cover as “killer”. She was slated to record vocals for the track in January, but sadly died that very day.
To the immense surprise of Bad Wolves, their version has since gone viral, and reached number 1 on the iTunes main US chart, as well as the iTunes rock chart, and has had over 3 million streams between Spotify and Apple Music alone. It’s also topped the charts in nine countries.
The video for ‘Zombie’ is performance driven, with the band giving it all, and lead singer Vext’s chilling ocals adding a sombre, yet invigorating tone to the song. There is of course an homage to O’Riordan in the clip: apart from the dedication at the start, there’s a gold-painted and dressed girl, calling to memory the video for the original song.
Directed by Wayne Isham and Ryan Ewing, and produced by Dana Marshall at Prime Zero, ‘Zombie’ by Bad Wolves is stirring and emotive. Download and stream ‘Zombie’ from iTunes and Amazon, with all proceeds going to Dolores O’Riordan’s three children.
Find out more about Bad Wolves on their official website.