The Gravity Drive: the Wildlight
Louder Than War are proud to present, the new video by ”Irresistible mainstream-but-alternative pop’ duo, The Gravity Drive. The song heralds a forthcoming album of the same title.
…a silhouette in the setting sun….
The band are West Country husband and wife Ava and Elijah Wolf who we have featured before…
In November 2016 I described them as being like a cross between the Verve and the Lighthouse Family… Easy Listening which still has something a bit special about it. Then in June 2017 it appeared they were going off into Killers-style Stadium Alt-Rock territory whilst keeping their harmonic edge. In fact, if you follow their development from the videos on their Youtube channel you can see that they cover a lot more musical bases. All with a slick professionalism but a soulful feel and positivity born out of the Wolfs (or should that be ‘Wolves’?) relationship.
The Wildlight has a Doors-y feel to start, and a touch of Gimme Shelter about the guitar – which is a coincidence as I discovered that song thru the Sisters of Mercy cover version… and there in the video is Elijah resembling Andrew Eldritch with his Gothic Willy Wonka look.
Ava seems to have been inspired by Lindsay Kemp and moves like a fox in silk pyjamas doing some slinky kung fu yoga. It’s a cool video and a song which will get under your skin. I particularly like the Cossack Huh’s,. Enjoy.
And what exactly is ‘the Wildlight’ I asked Elijah.
The Wildlight is frequency and vibration it’s the energy that flows through everything.
He said, smiling enigmatically. Thanks Yoda I thought to myself.
But seriously folks, I like the Gravity Drive, despite the fact it eats away at any street-cred I have left. Their independence from the London-centric Biz, the fact that BBC Radio 2 love them which counts just as much as coverage here and on 6-Music. The fact they have old-fashioned star-quality and transcend the ugly tedium of life in Britain 2019 with an evangelical positivity.
I still don’t know whether this is going to be the song which catapults them into stardom… (it’s just a kiss away) but it will increase their listenership and is definitely their best yet in terms of artistry.
All words by Ged Babey