London's Wyldest are set to drop their latest EP Hitchhiker at the end of the month, but before then the trio of songwriter/producer Zoe Mead, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Mariin Kallikorm and drummer Jack Gooderham have released one final single in the form of "Island Gardens."
A hypnotic slice of the 80s synth pop, "Island Gardens" is a mash of shoegaze melodies, dreamy synths and Mead's captivating vocals. There's a real uptempo feel to this one, and along with previously released singles "The Poet," "Hitchhiker" and "-45," "Island Gardens" continues Wyldest's evolution as one of the UK's most underrated acts. Of the song itself Mead had this to say:
“‘Island Gardens’ is about Carpe Diem and seizing the moment. I started reading a book called The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck and was inspired to write a song that reflected on human instincts vs. external expectation. Society brings pressure to follow rules and norms govern the way we live our lives and much of the time we follow a system that prevents us doing what we truly desire. Island Gardens represents the self within an environment - a reminder that perhaps you should enjoy the “garden” around you, but maintain that you are an “island” and you need to fulfil your own desires rather than fitting into the expectations of your surroundings.”
The Hitchhiker EP is due 29 September.