Bad Wolves have earned fifth consecutive No. 1 at Active Rock Radio with their single “Sober,” a track from their album, N.A.T.I.O.N.. The anthemic track is resonating not just with rock fans, but also with everyone whose lives have been touched by addiction in any way.
“Sober” seizes the throne from Godsmack’s “Unforgettable,” with the song receiving ~1,797 plays during the track period of June 7-13, topping last week’s plays by 101. “Unforgettable” moves to No. 1 with Five Finger Death Punch’s “A Little Bit Off” moves to No. 1 and Grey Daze’s “Sickness” fall to No. 4 and Korn holds their spot at No. 5.
“Sober” is the lead track from the soundtrack to Better Noise Films’ forthcoming feature film Sno Babies. The video, featuring footage from the film, portrays the devastating impact of addiction on families and relationships, and reinforces that recovery is possible for those who can stay the course.
“This song was a unique opportunity to talk about addiction not only from the perspective of the addict but also from the perspective of their loved ones,” says lead singer Tommy Vext. “The message is very different from traditional songs that seem to always perpetuate a mentality of self-victimization which is exactly the kind of misguided thinking that perpetuates the mental obsessive side of alcoholism and addiction. In the end, the moral of the story is about holding on to not giving up on ourselves or the people who are trying – who are really, really trying to make and better themselves.”
Sno Babies, which will hit screens late 2020, tells the story of two suburban teenage girls who fall into a brutal battle with opiate addiction. The film, starring Michael Lombardi [Rescue Me (FX)] and newcomer Katie Kelly [Game of Silence (NBC)] refutes the “not in my neighborhood” stigma of addiction and depicts the scale and pervasiveness of substance use disorders.
The COVID pandemic has created an additional crisis for those in early recovery. In addition to increased anxiety and isolation, mitigation measures in place across the country to prevent the spread of COVID makes access to support and treatment much more difficult. In a mission to reduce the stigma and make an impact, BAD WOLVES has collaborated with The Global Recovery Initiatives (GRI) to use the video’s release as a platform to raise awareness of GRI’s efforts to provide access to recovery support services all around the US. GRI is raising funds for the specific purpose of putting 1000 AmeriCorps recovery workers in the field. Studies have shown that individuals who access these services after treatment such as recovery housing, recovery coaching, peer support groups and job training resources, are more likely to stay in recovery. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Sno Babies Soundtrack will go to help fund this initiative.