Today’s song is “Win Anyway” by Walk the Moon. Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, the group consists of Nicholas Petricca (singer/keyboardist), Eli Maiman (guitarist), and Sean Waugaman (drummer).
The track is featured in the animated feature film Rumble which is streaming exclusively on Paramount+. The family film explores the world of monster wrestling and celebrates moving to your own groove and paving your own unique path to success.
Based on the graphic novel Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell, Rumble is directed by Hamish Grieve, screenplay by Hamish Grieve and Matt Lieberman, and produced by Brad Booker and Mark Bakshi. Executive producers are Steve O’Brien, Chuck Peil, Frank Smith, Naia Cucukov, Jeff Fierson, Susan Levison, and Richard Lowell.
The track features the effervescent light and airy electronica soundscapes we have come to love from Walk the Moon. The song also features an upbeat positivity with its message of fighting to get that victory. Petricca says about the song,
“Whether you’re 13 or 21 or 35 or 70 years young, I think we all go through cycles where we’re somehow back to square one and we feel like underdogs again. “Win Anyway” is that against-all-odds victory song, soundtrack to the comeback. In college when we were just getting started, bands like MGMT, The Knife, Passion Pit were that for us, and I think we mingled a little of their DNA with ours for this track.”