Not since Sum 41’s alter ego Pain 4 Pleasure graced the programming of MTV back in the early 2000’s has a band had the nerve to unleash their 80’s side in video format. Wynward has done just that with their latest video “Give Up,” in which the Brick Alt Rock trio takes on yet another new identity. The band is clearly poking fun at their 2017 musical reboot by looking for ways to change things up to become “cool and edgey.” Like Prince Adam channeling the power of Grey Skull to become He-Man they do just that by transforming into Lazer Scorpyon.
Fans of 80’s retro will totally dig this video. “Give Up,” itself is a solid track from Wynward’s debut album “Tides.” The LP is a great effort that draws influence from Pearl Jam, Nirvana, The Foo Fighters, Weezer and Metallica. That disc is available now at wynwardnj.com.
Don’t miss Wynward at The Brighton Bar in Long Branch on Friday February 23. They’re playing Funeral Students’ album release show along with Barrbarians an ShiwanKhan. It’s an all ages show. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. More info on the facebook event page and at brightonbar.com.
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Check out Wynward...errr Lazer Scorpyon’s video for “Give Up”: