Winona Avenue released its debut single titled Move This Town on February 22nd, 2019. The single is available for sale digitally across all major platforms. In addition to the digital single, Winona Avenue released its debut music video for Move This Town on February 22nd, 2019, featuring a performance of the band along with a storyline of various acts of kindness and good deeds throughout the city of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Move This Town is the first song to be released from Winona Avenue’s debut album, of which the release date is to be determined. The band explains “Move This Town is about starting a movement and making a difference in the community, whether it be helping those in need or simply being there for others no matter the circumstances.” Daniel Deputy, frontman for Winona Avenue, states “I wrote this song with the idea that there are no limitations on what a group of people can accomplish together. You don’t have to travel the world to make a difference in somebody’s life. There are people hurting and longing for hope in the communities that every one of us are living in today.”
The band had to deal with the theft of their van, trailer, and equipment the morning of the video shoot. The video production crew had already traveled to Indianapolis, IN from Nashville, TN, so parts of the video were still filmed that evening. “Looking back at it, it’s ironic that everything was stolen the day we planned to film a video about helping others and making a difference in your town” says David Deputy, drummer for Winona Avenue.
Winona Avenue first introduced themselves at the beginning of 2019 as a mix of alternative rock and synth pop. From Indianapolis, Indiana, Winona Avenue is a two-piece band featuring brothers Daniel Deputy and David Deputy. Inspired by 2000’s pop punk and 2010’s pop rock, frontman Daniel Deputy writes anthemic melodies along with purposeful lyrics. “We decided upon the name Winona Avenue because we grew up on a road called Winona Drive,” says Daniel. David further clarifies that “Winona Avenue can be used as a metaphor for a beginning. We all follow a route throughout our lives. Ultimately, it’s the decisions we make, the way in which we deal with circumstances, and who we choose to follow that will determine where we will go. Even if it seems like you are at the end of the road completely or if you have nowhere left to turn, there’s always hope for a new beginning.”