Toyota Venza ad featuring “Love Lost” and a cute terrier dog

If you’ve been watching TV lately, you might have seen this new ad from Toyota.

The ad is titled “Lifesaver” and portrays the Toyota Venza as a lifesaver when it comes to doing the things you need to do, like tracking down a lost dog. I, for one, can confirm that some dogs DO run away when it thunders! One of mine will even dig under my backyard fence to try escaping the loud booms.

For more about Toyota’s hybrid SUV, this article is short, sweet, and insightful. As for the ad itself, the song used is called “Love Lost” by The Temper Trap. The full length music video is at the bottom of this post. The band formed in 2005 and released this song in early 2010. The song was also part of the soundtrack for the movie No Strings Attached. That’s the one with Ashton Kutcher, NOT Justin Timberlake. I always get those movies confused (Justin’s movie is Friends with Benefits).

The commercial was created by Saatchi & Saatchi, a London-based ad agency.

The star of the 30-second spot is a dog which looks to be some sort of terrier, one of the top breeds in London (where the ad agency is based). Perhaps a cross-breed of a border terrier and a bull terrier? Just a guess.

-Out of the Wilderness

New Bud Light ad featuring a Zamboni and Eric Starczan

If you were trying to find the song title in this ad and who sings it, well, look no further! The commercial is called “The Bud Light Zamboni” and features singer Eric Starczan performing “Towards the Great Divide.” The lyrics in this ad are as follows:

The road is long

and the trail is hard.

But we must go on

We stay strong.

They tag the end with a voiceover by Rafi Silver, who says: When there’s only one way to celebrate hockey’s return, there’s a Bud Light there.

Singer Eric Starczan includes this song on his 2018 album, “The Endless Wave Summer.” It rings of vintage country & western music with Spanish flair and to be honest, when I heard this song for the first time during the Bud Light ad, if pressed I would’ve guessed it was Roy Orbison. But alas, it’s not.

Here is the full song, enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

-Out of the Wilderness

Tyson ad features “Family” by Drew Holcomb and a whole bunch of friends

Every once in a while there’s a good… no, no, a REALLY good reason to wake up early in the morning. Sometimes it’s a heartwarming Publix ad, but recently I was lucky enough to catch this commercial…

I stumbled to my phone to Shazam the music and found out it’s Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors “Family,” such a fun song and perfect for the ad it accompanies. There’s a lot more going on with the song (released in April 2019). Head over to the band’s Facebook page to upload a video of your family dancing (or whatever you want to do) to the song along with the hashtag #FamilyDanceParty for a chance to win a Zoom call with Drew and his wife Ellie.

Now for the official music video…

The video features the band, obviously, and a few of their closest friends. I recognized some of my favorites like NeedtoBreathe, JohnnySwim, and The Secret Sisters (check out a video I made at one of their shows, the nicest sisters!), but thanks to 91.9 WFPK in Louisville, Kentucky, here is the full list of friends and family in the video:

The War and Treaty, NEEDTOBREATHE, Judah & the Lion, Penny and Sparrow, The New Respects, JOHNNYSWIM, The Secret Sisters, Devon Gilfillian, Jon McLaughlin, Ben Rector, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Darlingside, Carly Bannister, Mat Kearney, Colony House, Dave Barnes, Liz Vice, The Dirty Guv’nahs, Stephen Kellogg, The Oh Hellos, Joseph Sean McConnell, Lori McKenna, Propaganda, Natalie Hemby, Nathan Dugger, Rich Brinsfield.

Awesome song, awesome video, awesome use of a song in a TV ad! You can find Drew Holcomb on the socials below…

Facebook

Instagram

Twitter

Thanks for stopping by…

-Out of the Wilderness