“Born to Ruin,” the first single off of Wildlife‘s upcoming new album is a passionate rock anthem that expresses the turbulence that only love can bring. The song begins with a powerful mix of buzzing synthesizers while booming drums back frontman Dean Povinsky as he belts out the triumphant first line: “Baby we were born to ruin.” It’s these first few leading words that help drive this song into a precession of tough guitars and a bombastic buildup.
When speaking about the band’s upcoming new album, Povinsky described the band as having an “Urgent kind of sound. I’d say urgent, and maybe we’ve been described as a ‘passionate’ kind of band somewhere between romantic and violent.”
“Born to Ruin” is the Canadian quintet’s newest single off their upcoming album, …On The Heart. The song has a sense of heaviness, which extends itself to the maturity of this track — a contrast to their earlier work. Although a bit sappy on the first listen, the flamboyant guitar strings and steady bass at the climax of song make it nothing short of intense.
Wildlife released their self-produced and self-titled EP back in 2008, then in 2010 they released their first studio album, Strike Hard, Young Diamond. The leading single of that album, “Sea Dreamer,” debuted on CBC Radio 3’s Top 30 charts at No. 28 and rose to No. 4.
Povinsky says while Strike Hard, Young Diamond was released way back in November of 2010, he continues to feel a strong connection to it: “In some respects it took on a life of it’s own. It seems like new things are always happening with it.” But this upcoming album is sure to stir more attention. …On The Heart, which is set to be released on March 5th, was produced by Gus Van Go, the man responsible for The Stills, Hollerado, Interpol and The National. And based on what those bands have shown us in the past, we may have a very fantastic album on our hands.