No Brakes is the most conceptually and musically bold song The Wolfe Brothers have recorded. A joyful fusion of country, rock, and pop, No Brakes, like Country Heart, is a portrait of where the brothers are at this point in time—only this time, it shows them going full speed ahead, pushing forward with no cares in the world. “We’re drawing from pub rock, from old country, from new country,” Nick explains. “Maybe it’s a bit confusing, but we do what we do and write what we love.”
A song about going full steam ahead in a relationship, No Brakes works as an accurate metaphor for where The Wolfe Brothers are in their career. “This represents the last few years of our journey,” says Tom. It also represents where he and his brother want to go. “It’s been quite a long time since there’s been an Australian country act who’s been a huge, huge crossover,” adds Nick, signalling, in part, where he and Tom’s ambitions lie.
Tom and Nick will always remember where they came from, but No Brakes feels like the song that could take them a step further. It may be far cry from their roots, but as Tom says, “We’ve never been the kind of band that stays in one lane.”