It's finally coming. After a couple of years spent dropping super addictive singles, UK trio Wyldest have announced the release of their long awaited debut album, Dream Chaos.
Written and recored during the first half of the year, Dream Chaos is going to be one of those must hear album, especially if first single "Headrush" is anything to go by.
A shuttering shoegaze explosion of dream pop goodness, "Headrush" is an infectious track with a hypnotic bass line, paired perfectly with Zoe Mead's gorgeous delivery.
There's a bit of early Foals about the opening math-rock guitar lick, while the steady percussion will have you nodding along and wishing the track would never end. Speaking on the track Mead says:
'Headrush' is a song about loneliness but not in the sense of being physically alone more the sense of being surrounded by people. Speaking from personal experience, the lack of connection with anyone in proximity can create an even more intense feeling of loneliness than the traditional sense of loneliness associated with seclusion.
Public transport in a big city springs to mind. We regularly talk about the sadness we feel on a busy train where intentionally ignoring the presence of everyone else is the norm. We probably think about this too much.
'Headrush' stands as a reminder to ourselves to put out positive feelings and be mindful of people around.
As a longtime fan of the band, I have to admit "Headrush" is one of their best efforts yet. Everything you want in a modern pop song is here and I can't wait for the album to drop.
The bad news is we have to wait until next year to hear the album, but until then be sure to check out Wyldest's awesome back catalogue here.
Dream Chaos is set for release on March 1st next year.