It's been almost a year since we've heard anything new from London dream-pop act Wyldest, but the trio have made a triumphant return this week with "The Poet."
Produced once again by Guy Massey (Palma Violets, Idlewild, Brendan Benson), "The Poet" is trippy guitar-centric shoegaze slice of pop, reminiscent of Warpaint at their darkest.
This is easily Wyldest's best release to date, and if Zoe Mead's assured vocals don't draw you in at first, Mariin Kallikorm's probing guitar riff and Jack Gooderham's rhythmic drumming will capture your soul thereafter.
Of the track Mead explains:
“The Poet” is about the struggle I've seen from many creative people I have either known or read about. It's a struggle that everyone can relate to on some level, about communicating, compromising, and finding an outlet to express oneself. But for some the desire to create seems irrepressible or incompatible with the expectations of others, so they feel conflicted and isolated.”