I have to thank fellow writer Calan for introducing me to this amazing group. I have since become obsessed. The five guys from The Wanted have taken the UK be storm with their massive hits and now, their sophomore album Battleground which has already produced two hit tracks, Glad You Came and the infectious Lightning. Now, the boys are ready to slow it a down a bit with the haunting melody of Warzone.
Co-written by members Max George and Nathan Sykes, the song rings out about the experience of being in a relationship and discovering the other has cheated on you. The music video does quite the job of visualizing the lyrics for us as each member of the grew comes home to find their girl with another man. The video was directed by Director X who also helmed their Glad You Came video. The clip was filmed in Brooklyn, NY.
So, with the success they’ve experienced in the UK, do they plan on heading stateside anytime soon? Mercury Records is willing to take the chance but they aren’t rushing into things. They said we experience more from them in North America in early 2012. They admit that the US market is wanting them versus trying to push a UK act into the mix. They’ve also been making appearances on The X Factor in the US and the label plans on adding their music to mainstream movies and television to start building their fan base.
I have no doubt that this quintet will be a hit over here as well. Their music is catchy and their pretty easy on the eye too. Check out their newest video for Warzone below.