LOS ANGELES, CA (March 30, 2023) The White Buffalo’s song “Wish It Was True” has struck a chord with audiences for its raw emotions and portrayal in the #1 hit Netflix documentary “Waco: American Apocalypse.” Intense and beautiful, the acoustic song, a fan favorite is also the greatest gainer this week on the Shazam USA Top 100, and the third-biggest mover in the U.K., in addition to massive increase in streams and playlist adds.
“This song has taken on many shapes and has become somewhat of an anthem for veterans,” says The White Buffalo, aka Jake Smith. “It’s about missteps and misfortune with family, God, and country. A search for truth through the eyes of delusion.”
“Waco: American Apocalypse” filmmaker Tiller Russell adds, “The White Buffalo’s ‘Wish It Was True’ is a rare and precious thing–a beautiful and poignant song that drips righteously with Americana. As soon as we saw it against picture in the edit of ‘Waco: American Apocalypse’, we knew… this is the one.”
Listen/watch the video for The White Buffalo’s “Wish It Was True,” HERE.
Released on March 22 to coincide with the 30th anniversary of this national tragedy, “Waco: American Apocalypse” is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Tiller Russell (Night Stalker) and has gained widespread popularity reaching #1 in the U.S. on Netflix. The limited series is based on the controversial 1993 standoff between the FBI and the Branch Davidians, a religious cult led by David Koresh, that took place in Waco, Texas and features exclusive access to recently unearthed videotapes filmed inside the FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit, as well as raw news footage never released to the American public, and FBI recordings. Using cutting-edge visual technology, Waco: American Apocalypse plunges viewers inside the multifaceted clash between the Branch Davidians and federal law enforcement in an epic drama about God and guns in America.