In the heartland of St. Louis, WISEMARY, an authentic rock ensemble, is rewriting the script of classic rock with their latest release, “Keep Me Awake.” Steering clear of the predictable and clichéd, WISEMARY brings a refreshing authenticity to their music, fusing soulful influences with a gritty elegance that sets them apart.
The band’s journey began with captivating classic rock covers, earning them a loyal local fan base. Under the mentorship of Grammy-nominated superproducer Carl Nappa and backed by his record label, WISEMARY underwent a metamorphosis. The result? A self-titled debut album is slated for release in 2024, promising to be a sonic journey through the diverse realms of rock.
Lead singer Zach Rehagen, along with Ryan Litteken on bass guitar, Carson Kilo on lead guitar, Andrew Martin on drums, and Evan Gay on rhythm guitar, forms the dynamic quintet that is WISEMARY. Their shared passion for classic rock, discovered during their high school days, ignited a musical bond that would evolve into electrifying performances at various local venues.
The eclectic mix of influences each member brings to the table adds depth and diversity to WISEMARY‘s music. Drawing inspiration from legends like Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, and iconic bands such as Fleetwood Mac, My Chemical Romance, and Paramore, WISEMARY’s sound is a vibrant tapestry that echoes the soul-stirring roots of rock and roll.
“Keep Me Awake” serves as a powerful introduction to WISEMARY‘s evolution from covering classics to creating original compositions. The lyrics delve into themes of temptation and self-discovery, reflecting the band’s journey from local recognition to a broader audience. The track is a testament to their signature style, blending intense guitar riffs with compelling vocals and a rhythm that pulsates with the heartbeat of rock and roll.
Accompanying the release is a music video that captures the essence of WISEMARY‘s electrifying stage presence. Set against a backdrop of bright lights and atmospheric smoke, the video is a visual representation of the band’s raw and unfiltered essence. It not only showcases their synergy but also highlights the individual talents that contribute to the band’s unique identity.
“Keep Me Awake” is more than just a single; it’s a declaration of WISEMARY‘s artistic growth and an invitation for listeners to experience their evolving sound. The upcoming self-titled debut album, crafted over two years in the studio, promises to be a sonic exploration through various rock genres.
With “Keep Me Awake,” WISEMARY invites music enthusiasts to embrace the nostalgia of classic rock while reveling in the freshness of their contemporary sound. The band’s dedication to their craft, combined with their dynamic stage presence, promises a musical experience that bridges the past and the present.
As WISEMARY prepares to make their mark on the rock music landscape, “Keep Me Awake” stands as a testament to their unique identity, showcasing the energy, emotion, and raw power that define their music. The single will be available on all major streaming platforms on January 26th, with the music video following on February 2nd. Follow WISEMARY on social media and their official website for updates and an immersive dive into their vibrant musical universe.
Listen to “Keep Me Awake” below: