The pandemic has forced plenty of change in the world, especially in music. Without live shows and tours, bands have watched as incomes recede and a large piece of their creative outlets disappear. For Houston’s The Wheel Workers, the lack of outlet was heartbreaking. The cure them of their blues, the band recorded separately in their own quarantined spaces. They also filmed individually, had it brushed in animation and now they’ve released the track “Doesn’t Really Matter” as a creatively beautiful new video.
Taken from the band’s last full length album Post-Truth, the song has always had a certain tone that works in all situations, especially now. However this is a new recording mixed by lead singer Steven Higginbotham and mastered by Dan Workman. The lyrics to the song have always worked for any mood but in these times they ring true. What matters is the ability to get together, however you can. Each member flanked in a different color, the split screen offers a different mood for each person while the song sounds better than the original. What really matter here is the music.
The video can be viewed above or on YouTube. The song can be streamed on all streaming services. Post-Truth and the rest of The Wheel Workers catalog is available in all digital outlets or for physical purchase through Bandcamp.
Image Credits: Photo by Allison McPhail.