New Zealand's highest streaming rock band, Written By Wolves, have just released their latest cut from The Collab Project EP, a track titled 'Forever & Always', featuring New Zealand singer Becks. The Collab Project will be released in full on September 17th, featuring tracks re-imagined from their previous album Secrets, a record streamed over 10 million times on Spotify alone, and collaborations with artists such as Hands Like Houses' Trenton Woodley, Sleeping with Sirens' Kellin Quinn, P.O.D.'s Sonny Sandoval, and The Wild Things' Sydney Rae White.
Written By Wolves are a fresh and progressive cinematic rock band comprised of vocalist Michael Murphy, guitarists Davie Wong and Bahador Borhani, drummer Karl Woodhams and percussionist Oli Lyons. Renowned for their highly energetic live shows, the band have already shared the stage with international heavyweights such as Machine Gun Kelly, Limp Bizkit, Pendulum, Sublime With Rome, Suicidal Tendencies, We The Kings and Four Year Strong, to name just a few. Since forming in 2014, the band has amassed over 310,000 monthly listeners and more than 36 million streams on Spotify, as well as over 100,000 subscribers and 46 millions views on YouTube.
'Forever & Always', the third single from Written By Wolves' upcoming five-track collaboration, is a favourite of the band's frontman, Michael Murphy. "I know you aren’t meant to pick favourites amongst your kids, but this is probably my favourite track I’ve ever written. The concept behind this song is no matter what you are going through, no matter what is happening, if the world was about to end, who would you want to be with? I felt that situation and sentiment would strip your thoughts and decisions down to their most truthful and pure. From there, we set about creating a piece of music befitting of the sentiment." Murphy continues, "This is made extra special for me as Becks is my wife. The song is written about her so to have her singing on it is a bit of a dream come true. After she had finished recording her parts we sat down and listened and it was as if I was hearing the song for the first time, as if this is how it was always meant to sound – and it had been right in front of me all along… With everything that has happened in the last year and half, the sentiment of this song feels even more fitting now."
Speaking on The Collab Project, Murphy describes it as "an on-going initiative to try and spread awareness, and to remind our fans and our followers, that no matter what they are going through, no matter what mental health struggles or demons they are going through right now, they don't have to do it alone and they don't have to deal with it on their own." He adds, "The aim is to help normalise talking about our mental health issues and to help to breakdown the stigma attached to mental health."