Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Dream Wife - "Who Do You Wanna Be?"

Photo by Sophie Webster

London's Dream Wife have a new single that is an angry party jam just waiting to break out. "Who Do You Wanna Be?" shows the trio railing against capitalism and faux-activism. The song is undeniably dance friendly and has an interesting Elastica meets Yeah Yeah Yeahs sound to it. "Who Do You Wanna Be?" is a little more modern day pop sounding than either of those two bands, but the basic structure is still there. It's a fun and exciting sound with roots in the 90's and early 00's, but still has the capability of blowing some minds with its freshness. 

Dream Wife says that their new single is "... about running on the capitalist treadmill and falling face first on the pavement. Hollow slogans, social media activism without action, leftist infighting, monetising feminism, 'girl boss', all soul crushing nonsense. Capitalism consumes everything. We should tear down the unreachable anxiety filled idea of perfectionism and move from hyper individualised narrative to collective action to create hopeful, rebellious, collective, systems of care. This is a call to arms for change.” 

You can watch the video for "Who Do You Wanna Be?" below. Social Lubrication is due out June 9 on Lucky Number, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Dream Wife, check out their website.

No comments:

Post a Comment