Fresh from the summer release of the Self/Titled debut EP, soon followed by the single “Feel”, Bostonian coldwavers are ready to deliver their brand new track “Waiting on the Wrong Time,” to anticipate their upcoming full-length LP, “As Much Nothing As Possible”, via CA/DC-based DIY Record Collective A La Carte Records, whose thought-provoking video WL//WH is pleased to premiere.
Massachusetts duo deviates from the clear New Order hints of the previous tune “Feel” with an increasingly personal sound approach steeped in daunting and melancholic moods creeping through a dense haze of fear and angst, weaved into a pulsating frenzy of thumping, splashing and syncopated rhythms, punctuated repeatedly by ominous warbling and sinuous throbbing bassline, amid soaring icy bright glowing synth swirls and brief emotional guitar flourishes, as serene, baritone male vocals reflect on life’s darker times, while eliciting bright horizons into the harmonious tapestry of dreams.
Confessional lyrics unravel in fear, shame, and remorse over a fall from grace as a self-loathing, disappointment, and dread regarding the possibility of failure spin into a vicious cycle left, “Waiting on the Wrong Time.”
The cinematic video, directed by Travis Benson and starring Grant Schleifer, manipulates light and shadow to symbolize a spiritual crisis/conversion from a life consumed by extreme escapism to an existence of thoughtful awareness. An alternate stream of consciousness flows through a nighttime cityscape in an introspective journey of self-discovery, before rolling backwards to suggest another evening wasted, while flashing auras switch between moments of illumination and bleak, murky darkness, cast in awkward camera angles to further enhance the surreal, dreamlike quality.
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