Now that the world is on full lock down, it's hard to have any type of motivation to get off the couch, let alone get up and get in shape. Getting moving can be a struggle even under normal circumstances and nowadays it seems that people are looking for something, anything to get them through these hard times.
The new album from Team Sweatwave is not going to solve the COVID-19 pandemic, but at the very least, I feel they're going to give the world what it desperately needs right now; motivation to just do something!
Team Sweatwave's album AGENTS of S.W.E.A.T has been over two years in the making. It's an all out assault on the sweat glands with 7 original songs and 4 amazing remixes. The album dropped on May 8th and all I can say is boy was it worth the wait!
Team Sweatwave is comprised of artists YORU 夜, Turbo Knight, Dimi Kaye, Gryff, and Polemic heart. It's a great balance of talent where it feels every artist had something unique to add to the composition. The album also features contributions from Mandi Mae, Ultraboss, and others. It's an eclectic mix of unique vocals, over the top guitar solos, and high energy arrangements designed to get you to do one thing.. Get moving!
So What Is Sweatwave Anyway?
Remember those cheesy 80s workout videos when those ultra hyper instructors push your body to perform those exhausting body lunges for "just five more minutes"? Do you recall those "push it to the limit" workout montages that got inserted into every action movie you have ever seen? Sweatwave is a homage to the simpler days before we had to worry about social distancing and sterilization. It was a world that was only concerned with feeling rad and achieving the ultimate total body workout.
Behind the Scenes Of Team Sweatwave
I was lucky enough to have interviewed the members of Team Sweatwave before the album was released. If you would like to find out a little more about the making of the album, you can check out the interview below:
Team Sweatwave has delivered something on their album AGENTS of S.W.E.A.T that honestly I didn't realize I needed. They gave me that most important thing every sullen couch lizard needs, and that's a swift kick in the ass!
I really believe that power tracks like "Strength, Speed, Suave," "Maximum Sweat" and "Rage of the Tiger" are just what the world needs right now. In a world of uncertainty, a good positive frame of mind is everything. These tracks are truly uplifting and force me to keep moving forward.
What Team Sweatwave have done here is nothing short of amazing. They took a cheesy 80s trope and spun it into something truly amazing. Team Sweatwave have managed to create an album that motivates and inspires at the same time. AGENTS of S.W.E.A.T will give you that perfect excuse to get off the couch and start feeling good again. And this is something I think we all need now.
Team Sweatwave's AGENTS of S.W.E.A.T dropped May 8th and you can check it out on Bandcamp today!