Thursday, February 9, 2023

Dream Wife - "Hot (Don't Date a Musician)"

Photo by Sophie Webster

London's Dream Wife have crafted one of the most interesting and fun songs of the year with "Hot (Don't Date a Musician)." There is all of the venom and angst of a riot grrrl song, but this song is somehow still a pop song. It's like Dream Wife have created a loud/quiet/loud rager disguised as a party jam. As hard of a rocker as "Hot (Don't Date a Musician)" is, it's also a song you're going to want to dance to. It's rough around the edges but also oddly sonically pleasing. 

Vocalist Rakel Mjoll says of her band's new single:

“Dating musicians is a nightmare. Evoking imagery of late night make-outs with fuckboy/girl/ambiguously-gendered musicians on their mattress after being seduced by song-writing chat. The roles being equally reversed. Having a laugh together and being able to poke fun at ourselves is very much at the heart of this band. This song encapsulates our shared sense of humour. Sonically it is the lovechild of CSS and Motorhead. It has our hard, live, rock edge combined with cheeky and playful vocals.”

You can watch the video for "Hot (Don't Date a Musician)" below. Social Lubrication is due out June 9. The album can be pre-ordered here. For more on Dream Wife, check out the band's website.

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