The Wiley One wants to kill you again – with love.
Phoenix based band, The Wiley One recently finished a creative new music video project with speed drawing visionary Nathan Shields, and all members of the project are pumped and ready to share this artistic collaboration with the world. The music video was created for the title track off their sophomore album Kill it with Love.
The music video portrays the message behind the lyrics of the “Kill it with Love” song through speed drawing to match the music. A challenging endeavor to say the least, both Sam and Nathan communicated back and forth until the final creative plan was in place. In the end, the creative concept and story board for the music video were formed by Sam Wiley and the final drawings and video we’re produced by sketch artist Nathan Shields.“Creating the video for Kill It with Love was a fun and challenging project for me. I wanted to use a somewhat “dark and messy” style to complement concepts from the song. The image ideas came from guitarist/lead singer Sam Wiley and bassist Jay Nottingham’s original drawing notes, and were rendered in chalk and ink on brown paper. The Wiley One puts a high value on creativity and artistic freedom, making them ideal partners in this endeavor.”
The title song, “Kill it with Love,” emphasizes the power of love to overcome pain and negativity in any situation, a theme originally born from Sam Wiley’s experience of heartbreak from past relationships.
“Wow, what can I say? This song means a lot to me and working with Nathan was truly fun and inspiring. To be able to combine artistic creative expression in such a professional manner is uncanny to say the least. So refreshing! I wanted to use powerful imagery to somehow convey the message of the song and Nathan helped me hit the nail on the head. This is definitely our best music video to date”
Fresh off performing with Slightly Stoopid at The Orpheum in Flagstaff, AZ, The Wiley One’s music video for “Kill it with Love” is scheduled to drop on Youtube, Monday January 14th, 2013)
1/18 Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
1/24 Rock Bar Inc. – Scottsdale, AZ
2/2 The Sail Inn W/ Mergence – Tempe, AZ
2/16 48 West Music Festival w/ Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Micah Brown, and The Veragroove – Chandler, AZ
2/17 Flavors of the West Festival – Glendale, AZ
3/9 The Green Room W/ Decker – Flagstaff, AZ
3/15 SXSW TMI Showcase Hickory Street – Austin, TX
3/17 St Patties Day at Tempe Beach Park W/ Flogging Molly and Pepper – Tempe, AZ