Columbia Records; New York, NY, March 31, 2015) Walk Off The Earth, viral hit-makers who have extended the boundaries of what a 21st century band can bring to pop music and pop culture, have officially released “Rule The World,” the band’s debut single from their forthcoming and highly anticipated sophomore release and is available here.
Alongside their single release, the band has released their video for “Rule The World” – available above – which films the fivesome in 360 degrees, featuring stunning color, illustration and, in true WOTE fashion, incorporates intricate choreography and airborne musical instruments.
The new album is the follow-up to their 2013 debut, R.E.V.O., which marked them as an inventive force to be reckoned with, hitting the Billboard Top Albums chart, launching the #1 Triple A single “Red Hands,” and selling out two headline tours worldwide. The band will be supporting their new single and upcoming album release via a 17-date North American tour of intimate venues, beginning May 6th in Toronto, ON. Tickets are available for purchase beginning Friday, April 3rd at 10am local time here. See below for full tour dates.
Walk Off The Earth features multi-instrumentalists Gianni Luminati, Marshall, and Sarah Blackwood on vocals, Taylor on keyboards, and Joel Cassady on drums. The platinum Canadian quintet had already established a significant global following when their cover of Gotye’s “Somebody I Used To Know,” ignited the blogosphere, eventually garnering 164 million views, and landing the band a recording contract with Columbia Records. To date, they’ve accumulated almost half billion cumulative views and more than 2 million subscribers. Most notably, however, they are one of the few artists to continually and successfully find success on both DIY online platforms and throughout the traditional music marketplace.
The infectious song, which includes bombastic instrumentation to go with its uplifting chant, is just a hint of more boundless musical surprises contained in the upcoming album. “We want to give all the inspiration we received back to the rest of the world with this album,” says Sarah. (Columbia Records; New York, NY, March 31, 2015)
Walk Off The Earth, viral hit-makers who have extended the boundaries of what a 21st century band can bring to pop music and pop culture, have officially released “Rule The World,” the band’s debut single from their forthcoming and highly anticipated sophomore release and is available here.