Today, Australian metal band Parkway Drive share their new single “Wishing Wells” and its accompanying video. The track is Parkway Drive’s first new offering since their massively successful and critically praised 2015 album Ire.
Opening with ominous vocals and haunting acoustic guitar, “Wishing Wells” soon erupts into a furious and full-throttle metal assault. Captured in one shot, its starkly filmed video marks a deep departure from Parkway Drive’s usual high-production aesthetic. The video features front man Winston McCall giving a powerful close-up performance of “Wishing Wells” with fierce intensity.
According to Parkway Drive—frontman Winston McCall, guitarists Luke Kilpatrick and Jeff Ling, bassist Jia O’Connor, and drummer Ben Gordon—“Wishing Wells” is a meditation on the pain and confusion of loss.