WOLVES AT THE GATE drop the music video for “Heathens” and stream their cover of the DEFTONES song “Diamond Eyes”
Following a series of captivating cover renditions, the Christian post-hardcore ensemble, WOLVES AT THE GATE, have now unveiled their covers album, titled “Lost In Translation.” Among the ten tracks featured on this release is a music video that accompanies the band’s rendition of the chart-topping hit, “Heathens,” originally by TWENTY ONE PILOTS and certified as a diamond-selling record.
Directed by Nathan William, this music video complements WOLVES AT THE GATE‘s unique interpretation of the track, adding a visual dimension to their creative approach. In prior statements, the band shared their thoughts on their rendition:
“Long before we ever got signed, we played a VFW show with Twenty One Pilots. We were just local Columbus, Ohio bands trying to get out there and make some fans. They definitely did not fit the rest of the bill, but they were undeniably unique.
Fast forward years later and their incredible gifts are being seen and appreciated globally. Something they do so well is expressing dark and somber moods in their music without sacrificing memorability and melody. ‘Heathens‘ has a really cool arrangement that allows the listener to experience the chorus in a few different ways throughout the song. The dynamics of the song left an open landscape for us to put our own fingerprint on it.
As well, the lyrics carried a very relatable sentiment that could be seen and interpreted on a few different levels. The way that we saw the lyrics was telling people to be careful about judging each other. To understand the uniformity that we are all the same. Appearances can be deceptive in how we perceive each other, but at the core, everyone has their own struggles, brokenness, and demons. It’s actually a pretty powerful call for empathy that we really connected with.”
You can also check out WOLVES AT THE GATE‘s version of the title track to DEFTONES‘ 2010 album “Diamond Eyes“ below.
WOLVES AT THE GATE “Lost In Translation” track listing:
01 – “Heathens” (Twenty One Pilots cover)
02 – “Breaking The Habit” (Linkin Park cover)
03 – “Sweetness” (Jimmy Eat World cover)
04 – “Pardon Me” (Incubus cover)
05 – “WHEN I WAS OLDER” (Billie Eilish cover)
06 – “Stupid Deep” (Jon Bellion cover)
07 – “The Pretender” (Foo Fighters cover)
08 – “Apocalypse Please” (Muse cover)
09 – “Diamond Eyes” (Deftones cover)
10 – “Attack” (Thirty Seconds To Mars cover)