Big Wreck Premiere "Hey Mama" Music Video — Exclusive

Today, presents the exclusive premiere of "Hey Mama," the new music video by Canadian rockers Big Wreck.

The song is from the band's latest album, Ghosts, which was released in June.

"It's a concept video filmed up in Muskoka, Ontario, over three days," the band told us. "It's telling the story of a man who is plagued with regret, who is haunted by his past and may have gone to drastic measures to keep the woman he loves.

"It was filmed completely guerilla style with a team of four people. Fun fact: The bugs got so bad in the woods at some points that we had to shut off the camera because the lens was blocked by mosquitoes."

Big Wreck headed into Revolution Studios and Vespa Studios in Toronto to record the 13 songs that make up Ghosts. The band approached this album with a renewed sense of wonder toward the things that turned them on to rock in the first place.

“Prior to this, and before Albatross, I always had to sneak music in somewhere between a designed pop hit,” says frontman and guitarist Ian Thornley. “That was never really my bag. This time I just sort of said, ‘you know what, I’m going to make an album that I would really, really want to hear and that I’m madly in love with,’ and that’s what we did.”

For more about Big Wreck, visit and follow them on Facebook.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.