For several decades, rock bands have featured soulful vocalists singing the blues about broken relationships. However, it’s hard to recall many who took their vocals to the same depths that Ugly Melon’s Tony LaSelva does on the band’s latest single, “Where Did I Go Wrong?”
LaSelva uniquely combines the rich, emotive tone of David Coverdale with the soul-penetrating, tortured vibe that Trent Reznor made famous on songs like “Hurt.” That would be more than enough to make this song incredibly powerful, but the wailing guitar of Lu Cachie (that seems to cry out in pain) gives “Where Did I Go Wrong?” another layer of depth and emotion.
In a Hard Rock Daddy exclusive, LaSelva shared the meaning of “Where Did I Go Wrong?”…
“This is a song about regret where the protagonist faces real loss, having once believed, and now is without any hope. While most listeners will come to the conclusion that the song is about a lost love, the lyrics ‘now you’re gone’ could also be referring to the loss of a family member or close friend. When you lose someone that is important to you, there is a time of reflection where you analyze what you may have contributed to that person leaving.
‘Where Did I Go Wrong?’ is a song is about reflecting, looking deep into your soul and searching for answers within. The only thing worse than having to face your own faults or mistakes is not knowing what they are in the first place.
The pain is the pulse of ‘Where Did I Go Wrong?’ There is no happy ending or revelation. Just sorrow. Because sometimes in life, that’s all there is.”
Check out the premiere of the lyric video below for “Where Did I Go Wrong?”…