Friday, January 20, 2023

Wednesday - "Chosen to Deserve"

Photo by Zachary Chick

If you have yet to jump on the Wednesday bandwagon, "Chosen to Deserve" is the perfect spot to join the rest of us. This new single is a brilliant mixture of modern indie rock, mid 90's alt rock, and alt-country. Somehow the guitars are both jangly and twangy. It's this completely unique mid-tempo power ballad that does the loud/quiet/loud thing just enough to qualify. "Chosen to Deserve" is going to aggravate people who like music in boxes, since Wednesday keep the song firmly rooted in the worlds of both indie rock and country. I thought they were an odd choice (but an absolutely perfect one!) to open for Drive-By Truckers, but after hearing this song it makes perfect sense.

You can watch the video for "Chosen to Deserve" below. Rat Saw God is due out April 7 on Dead Oceans. The album can be pre-ordered here. For more on Wednesday, check out the band's website.

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