Whimsical Single Release for Oct. 2 Bandcamp DayOvercoming the challenges of recording with kids at home and COVID, Whimsical offers its latest shoegaze/dream pop masterpiece with “Take All of Me.” By Deborah Sexton
Bandcamp Day, where the website gives all the proceeds from sales to the artists, has been a godsend to many musicians who have had their live performing revenue streams cut off due to COVID. It also has resulted in many bands timing their new releases to come out on that day.
As is the case with Whimsical, a shoegaze/dream pop duo from Indiana and Florida, who will be offering their latest release on the next Bandcamp Day, Friday, Oct. 2 entitled “Take All Of Me.” This single is the first new music to come out since the November 2019 album “Bright Smiles & Broken Hearts”, which features nine original songs.
According to Krissy Vanderwoude, also a member of The Churchhill Garden, who contributes vocals, melody and lyrics, “Take All of Me” explores a familiar theme.
Neil Burkdoll, also a member of Loveblind, who writes the songs, plays all the instruments, records and engineers Whimsical’s music, explains how “Take All Of Me” was born.
Both band members have school-age children who are now home all day, and this has made writing and recording music more challenging.
Despite the challenges, Burkdoll reveals that other songs are in the works with a tentative goal to have a six-song EP ready for an early 2021 release. It will be released in digital format only, but over time, there are plans for a second EP and then both may be pressed together to vinyl and CD down the road.
A version of “Take All of Me” has been remixed by Paul Baker of Static Daydream, a noise-pop project based in Fredericksburg, Va. and that will come out at the same time.
The new single will premiere October 1 on KEXP, a nonprofit station in Seattle, during John Richards’ “John In The Morning” show, and you can also expect to hear it on Vanderwould’s bi-weekly Wednesday night DKFM show “Drowned In A Sea of Sound.”
In addition to Bandcamp, it will be available on all streaming services including Spotify, Apple, Pandora, iTunes, Play Music, Deezer, and others. Check out this teaser video while you are waiting for the official release: YouTube:
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