Wesley Dean’s “Blood Brothers” Is A Distant Dream of Two Best Friends

Wesley Dean’s “Blood Brothers” Is A Distant Dream of Two Best Friends Back

Hannah Means-Shannon
Wildfire Music + News

Nashville-based Aussie artist Wesley Dean has shares a special version of his new song “Blood Brothers.” It comes accompanied by a video. This full-band rendition is a preview of the acoustic version that’s featured on his upcoming LP Music From Crazy Hearts, out April 26, 2024. This weekend, Dean is playing at SXSW.

During his 2023 Crazy Hearts Across America Summer tour, Dean and his family drove over 5000 miles from Nashville to Los Angeles in an RV. With a director and cameraperson in tow, the tour was recorded as part of the upcoming feature Crazy Hearts: The Documentary, where “Blood Brothers” and the other nine album tracks complement the soundscape to Dean’s own musical story.

Dean explains:

Deep longing of nostalgia has always been a fountain of endless creativity for me, and ‘Blood Brothers’ is about a friendship from birth that was unbreakable, and then broken. The line ‘grown up problems kill off the young’ is the heart of the chorus because time’s sleight of hand can sometimes deceive the young into thinking everything lasts forever.

Every line in the song has a distinct lucid memory, taking me back to memories of the small country towns where I grew up. The freedom of two pre-teen boys running through paddocks and ‘getting lost in open spaces’, climbing on farm machinery, kicking the football together and talking about girls. I really wanted to convey that sentimental feeling in this song. The distant dream of two best friends who’ll always have ‘the memories of what matters the most’, because even though adulthood dissolved their connection, the imprint of their innocence still exists ‘somewhere in the corridors time’.

For more than a dozen years, Dean has been making music in Australia, but in early 2021, he moved to America with his young family and soon after released his American debut, Unknown.


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