Wren has recently been reformatted from a four-piece alternative rock band to a somewhat unconventional two-man team with a hired gun drummer for shows and recording. The sound has changed as well. In addition to the band’s rock roots, elements of funk and hip-hop have been heavily incorporated. Wren’s Paul Lindberg sardonically states, “You’ll never hear us say something stupid like: I don’t know man, I don’t know how to describe our sound, it’s just different, we’re just different. We know similar projects have taken place by bands like Rage Against the Machine and 311, who also happen to be major influences on us.” Wren does indeed recall the listener to the above mentioned bands but covers a broader spectrum of genres.
The new Wren is able to seamlessly transition from heavy rock to light alternative to rhythm-core hip-hop. Rapped verses with sung choruses over guitar effects, slap bass lines and funk/rock drum beats are where the band is heading.