US rockers Wildstreet are destined to make the rock world sit up and listen with “Set It Off”, their first single of 2021.
The track which is due out on the 15th February through Golden Robot Records is the follow up to their last single “Still Love You” that was released late in 2020.
Both singles are taken from their highly anticipated album “Wildstreet III” which is due to be released later in the year.
Wildstreet formed way back in 2006 and released their debut album in 2009. The follow up “Wildstreet II…Faster..Louder” appeared in 2011 and led to the band making an appearance on The Jimmy Fallon Show.
In 2012, their single “Easy Does It” went viral on You Tube, where they now have over 8,000 subscribers and 5 million views. They then went into a 2 ½ year hiatus before returning in 2016 with a new line up and in 2017 stormed the stages of Rocklahoma for the 6th time.
Since then the band have been busy plying their trade on stages across the world and writing and recording their impending 3rd full length release “Wildstreet III”.
The bands they have played with since their conception up until this covid inspired break reads like a who’s who of hard rock gods and includes Black Veil Brides, Michael Monroe, Crashdiet, Kix, L.A.Guns, Avenged Sevenfold, Faster Pussycat, Sebastian Bach and many many more.
“Set It Off” has a simple message, be yourself and stand up for what you believe. There will be set-backs, scars & bruises but you have to pick yourself up because you will make it to the top.
I have to admit, since I first heard this over the weekend, I have not been able to stop playing it as it completely sums up the term “ear worm” perfectly. Infectious only just begins to cover the way the rhythm, the beat and the lyrics get inside your head after just one play.
Starting and finishing with a swirling guitar riff that just grabs you by the balls and spins you around, and with a punching dream beat that just pounds unrelentingly at your solar plexus, “Set It Off” is just a totally irresistible piece of high quality arena rock.
Then when the velvety vocals kick in, I had to do a double take and make sure this wasn’t Joe Elliott singing under a different guise in a secret side project as the track moves into a hook laden, melody soaked, dreamy yet rocky slab of Def
Leppard inspired heaven that takes you flying high on a journey back to yesteryear but complete with all the great elements that have moved rock and roll screaming into the 21st century.
Just check out that guitar solo in the mid-section too, just enough to make you quickly check the tuning on your air guitar yet not overblown enough to detract from the fabulous song that it is a part of.
I cannot rate this number highly enough, if you like big sounding arena rock that has been made for the current century but yet wouldn’t have been out of place in a time when you were still allowed to hold up lighters rather than phone torches then this is right up your alley.
Give it a blast and get your groove on, but we warned, it will undoubtedly inspire uncontrollable foot tapping, hip swinging and lung bursting singing.
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Review by Darren Smith for MPM