New Jersey quartet Wyland dropped their new EP Snake Hill back in March, and already the album has been garnering attention for this young band with its obvious comparisons to groups like Radiohead with a sound that is simultaneously moody and melodic, and song feels like an anthem of sorts.
Wyland consists of of Ryan Sloan (vocals/guitar/piano), Mauricio Salazar (guitar), Zach Calidonna (bass) and Chris Luna (drums). Together these guys conjure an intensely atmospheric sound, which naturally lends itself to making dramatic music videos. Today Glide Magazine is premiering one of those videos, “Lost Boy”. The video features lead singer Ryan Sloan in donning black and performing in front of a white screen. The shadowy contrast of the black and white is fitting for Sloan’s vulnerable vocals and the band’s quiet, acoustic strumming.
Reflecting on the inspiration for the song and video, Sloan has this to say:
“Lost Boy” was inspired by the HBO series The Leftovers and the song shows a different side of Wyland. We wanted the tune to be the finale of Snake Hill so people could have a taste of what’s to come for Wyland. If that seems at all mysterious, then we succeeded.
The absolutely incredible Kelsey Ayres thought up and directed this mind bending music video. I don’t think anyone other than Kelsey and her team at Caskethouse Co (Rich Weinberger and Jenna Murphy) could’ve brought such a wacky video to life.
Top photo by Brian L. Tice Jr.