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Southern California rock quartetJoyous Wolf, described by theLos Angeles Times as a "mix of rugged grunge and blues," have partnered with American Songwriter to premiere the animated video for the brand new song "Odyssey."

"I was inspired by Homer's The Odyssey since that story has always been profoundly impactful on my life," explains singer Nick Reese exclusively to American Songwriter. "I knew that I wanted to write a song about it, but I wanted to modernize it, I wanted to focus on the emotional and deep familial aspects of the story."

As for the video, the singer says, "I think the above all theme is positive feelings, the song is about hope through the turbulence, and I believe the video illustrates that hope. No matter the obstacle, the loss, or barrier, keep moving forward."

Stay tuned for more new music from Joyous Wolf.


Joyous Wolf is an American rock band formed in Orange County, California, in 2014. With humble beginnings, playing any venue that would have them, Joyous Wolf — Nick Reese (vocals), Blake Allard (guitar), Greg Braccio (bass), Robert Sodaro (drums) — have created their own hybrid of hard driving rock & roll, soul, blues, and alternative music. Heavily influenced by artists spanning not only various genres, but literally decades of music, their electric live performances would take them from the clubs of the Sunset Strip to international tours, earning them a recording deal with Roadrunner Records in 2018. The quartet has shown to be a force both on and off stage, having released their critically acclaimed debut EPPlace In Time on Roadrunner in 2019, which led to subsequent tours supporting rock icons such as Slash and Deep Purple. Their new, highly anticipated single, "Odyssey," will be released on June 19 on Roadrunner.

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