In their anthemic single, Wyland describes a need to escape. From an historical perspective, the message of “Nowhere Now” represents the attitude of U.S. youth in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the two coasts were the target destinations for those in the middle of the country. Interestingly, Ryan Sloan explains that he began writing the song while the band was in Austin, experiencing the chaos of SXSW.
Wyland is based in Kearny, New Jersey. The members are Ryan Sloan (lead vocals, piano, guitar), Ariella Mastroianni (vocals, keyboard), Chris Luna (drums, vocals), Pat Viso (guitar) and Zach Calidonna (bass guitar).