Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Well Wisher - "29"

Photo via Okie Dokie Studio

I'm just coming to terms with my appreciation with pop punk lately, but when a band is as fantastic as Well Wisher, there is no embarrassment with loving the genre. The New Jersey band's latest single, "29," has a lot of the traditional pop punk elements, even bordering into emo at times. But Well Wisher bring a whole new level musically that you don't quite get with pop punk. "29" sounds more like the poppier, shorter songs from Built to Spill than anyone that played the Warped Tour in the 2000's. This song is one of the catchiest songs that is sure to get stuck deep down into your subconscious, in the best possible way.

Singer Natalie Newbold says of the new song:

"What started as an analysis of a five minute phone call became a reframing of what is most important to me. I was caught up with so many preconceived notions about where I 'should have been' at 29-years-old that I was totally disregarding the present. All these achievements, I realized, never mattered too much anyway if I couldn’t celebrate the journey of getting there, to that point. Working with my bandmates over the last couple of years has helped me channel gratitude and remain in the moment, and that’s what '29' embodies."

You can watch the video for "29" below. That Weight is due out September 26 on Egghunt Records, and can be pre-ordered through Bandcamp. For more on Well Wisher, check out the band's website.

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