22 Mar 2024 ///

South African Rock Band WONDERboom Release a New Video for their Single Deadly

South African rock band, WONDERboom, have been a formidable presence in the country’s music scene for an impressive 28 years. Continuously evolving and dominating stages worldwide, the quartet defies expectations and surpasses their own musical legacies with each endeavour. Thriving on their exceptional chemistry, both on and off stage, WONDERboom recognizes the magic they create together surpasses the sum of its parts. Their live performances are a testament to this synergy, captivating audiences with a diverse sound spanning rock, funk, punk, and afro-dance.

The band has unveiled the video for their latest single, ‘Deadly’, taken from their upcoming album “Hard Mode,” via Just Music.

“We heard something was brewing in Citos original demo of ‘Deadly’ and once we had worked out how the parts were gonna go, there was still a massive hole in the lyrics – until one day the word ‘Deadly’ dropped on us, and the whole song had a direction, a feel, a motif, something to hang out hats on. It turned into a lovely dark pop affair with a video of equal pop integrity and pure fun to boot. ‘Deadly’ is a sweet unforgettable baby we made together with the most awesome people !” – Martin Schofield, guitarist

“The song’s musical inspiration came to me after an interview, where I was reminiscing about my childhood, in the 80s. Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In The Dark’, the U.S. TV series, ‘Whizz Kids’ (which was the working title for a while), and my first Casio keyboard – all swirling in my head. The innocence of those times and the sense of great adventure. Deadly tapped into that feeling for me, especially the post-chorus instrumental. Made me feel like Elliot cruising on my BMX with E.T. in the basket. And the video embraces those fun times, not just for me but also for everyone else involved and those who watch it.” – Cito, vocals

Guitarist Martin Schofield shares, “It was definitely one of the most enjoyable videos we’ve ever done. The extras and ‘actors’ made it! Ryan DuToit from Dutwaa Creative Agency did a fantastic job on concept and filming with a ‘rock n roll’ budget. As a band, we’ve never done a sports-themed music video. Too much fun was had as we realized how useless we were/are at serious ‘sport.’ The song ‘Deadly’ is dark yet poppy, and it juxtaposes the video really well. Enjoy it, we did!”

For fans eagerly anticipating Wonderboom’s latest offering, ‘Deadly’ promises to be another exciting addition to their catalog, showcasing the band’s signature blend of energy, creativity, and musical prowess.

Listen to ‘Deadly’ HERE

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