Bad Wolves current single is titled “Sober,” and it’s from their critically acclaimed album N.A.T.I.O.N. (available for streaming now). The song has become the band’s 5th consecutive #1 at Rock Radio (unprecedented for their 5th single ever released). The anthemic track is resonating not just with rock fans, but also with everyone whose lives have been touched by addiction in any way.
The song is the lead track from the soundtrack to Better Noise Films’ forthcoming feature film Sno Babies. The video, featuring footage from the film, portrays the devastating impact of addiction on families and relationships, and reinforces that recovery is possible for those who can stay the course.
Bad Wolves Current Single “Sober”Lands at #1
“This song was a unique opportunity to talk about addiction not only from the perspective of the addict but also from the perspective of their loved ones,” says lead singer Tommy Vext. “The message is very different from traditional songs that seem to always perpetuate a mentality of self-victimization which is exactly the kind of misguided thinking that perpetuates the mental obsessive side of alcoholism and addiction. In the end, the moral of the story is about holding on to not giving up on ourselves or the people who are trying – who are really, really trying to make and better themselves.”
Sno Babies, which will hit screens late 2020, tells the story of two suburban teenage girls who fall into a brutal battle with opiate addiction. The film, starring Michael Lombardi [Rescue Me (FX)] and newcomer Katie Kelly [Game of Silence (NBC)] refutes the “not in my neighborhood” stigma of addiction and depicts the scale and pervasiveness of substance use disorders.
The COVID pandemic has created an additional crisis for those in early recovery. In addition to increased anxiety and isolation, mitigation measures in place across the country to prevent the spread of COVID makes access to support and treatment much more difficult. In a mission to reduce the stigma and make an impact, BAD WOLVES has collaborated with The Global Recovery Initiatives (GRI) to use the video’s release as a platform to raise awareness of GRI’s efforts to provide access to recovery support services all around the US. GRI is raising funds for the specific purpose of putting 1000 AmeriCorps recovery workers in the field. Studies have shown that individuals who access these services after treatment such as recovery housing, recovery coaching, peer support groups and job training resources, are more likely to stay in recovery. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Sno Babies Soundtrack will go to help fund this initiative.
GRI’s Board Chair Pam Cytron explains “Tommy’s candor is a brave and powerful demonstration of what the successful road to recovery can look like. We are excited to partner with Bad Wolves and spread that hope to others— because we know for the 21 million people in recovery in the U.S, the benefits are immeasurable.”
BAD WOLVES consists of Vext, drummer John Boecklin, guitarist Doc Coyle, guitarist Chris Cain, and bassist Kyle Konkiel. Their debut album, Disobey, released in May 2018 via Better Noise Music, reached #22 on the Billboard Top 200, #2 on the Hard Rock Chart, #4 on Rock, and #8 on the Top Current Albums Chart. Their single “Remember When” also reached #1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart for 2019. Their global breakout single, “Zombie,” is Platinum in the U.S. and Sweden, double Platinum in Canada, Gold in Australia and IMPALA Diamond in Europe. The track has topped charts worldwide, including the U.S. iTunes Overall and Rock charts, Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart, Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart, while also reigning atop the Active Rock radio chart for three straight weeks. The official music video for “Zombie,” a tribute to the late singer Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries and an homage to the original, has garnered over 255 million views across platforms. On June 19th, 2018, Bad Wolves presented a $250,000 check to O’Riordan’s four children, with a continued promise to donate all of their royalties from the song to them. Their sophomore album N.A.T.I.O.N. released 2019, debuted at #1 upon its release on the Top Hard Rock, Current Hard Rock and Billboard Hard Rock charts. The first single from N.A.T.I.O.N.– “Killing Me Slowly” – was the band’s 4th consecutive #1 song at Active Rock radio.
ABOUT BETTER NOISE MUSIC
BETTER NOISE MUSIC is the premiere independent music label under BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT, a content creation and marketing company that produces music, books, films, documentaries, TV shows, theatrical productions and tours. Better Noise Music (formerly Eleven Seven Music), founded in 2006 by music industry veteran and independent pioneer Allen Kovac, focuses on artist development and has grown into a music industry independent powerhouse, with a roster including Five Finger Death Punch, AWOLNATION, Mötley Crüe, Atlas Genius, Papa Roach, Bad Wolves, Nothing More and The Hu. Partnering with FUGA, AMPED and Membran, the company operates a global marketing and distribution platform with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, London, Berlin, Toronto and Sydney. https://betternoise.com/
ABOUT BETTER NOISE FILMS, A BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY
Led by music industry veteran Allen Kovac, Better Noise Films develops feature films and other original content to engage global audiences. BETTER NOISE ENTERTAINMENT is a content creation and marketing company that produces music, books, films, television, theatrical productions and live tours.
Films’ projects include The Dirt (Netflix 2019) and two features scheduled for Fall 2020
The Retaliators – A high-octane horror-thriller featuring ML, MM, and some of the biggest names in rock including Five Finger Death Punch, Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach), Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills) and more.
Sno Babies – A gripping tale about the grim realities of opioid addiction and its effects on middle-class suburbia. A pair of seemingly unlikely high school addicts spiral down a path of destruction, hiding their secret from busy adults behind pink bedrooms and school uniforms. The soundtrack features the #1 radio single from Bad Wolves “Sober” and Top 10 smash “Outlaws & Outsiders” from country-rock star Cory Marks. Proceeds from the film and soundtrack will go to The Global Recovery Initiative Foundation to aid recovery resources for Substance Use Disorders.
ABOUT THE GLOBAL RECOVERY INITIATIVES
The Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation (GRI) is the first and only national community foundation dedicated to building a philanthropic source of funding for organizations to expand their capacity to provide people with SUD recovery support services.
GRI supports organizations using evidence-based programs that have demonstrated success in:
Engagement of philanthropy leaders to invest in recovery focused non profit initiatives
Reducing the stigma around substance use disorders, and recovery.
Deploy public, private and pop culture resources to strengthen the field of recovery.
For more information visit: Global Recovery Initiatives