Wasuremono have released another taster from their upcoming album ‘Are You OK?’ which is out June 14th on The Wilderness Records
Wasuremono have released a brand new single today entitled ‘Self-Help’ after 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq gave the track it’s first spin on his show yesterday (1h 14.35m). The track is taken from their recently announced upcoming album ‘Are You OK?’ that will be released on June 14th via The Wilderness Records. The brainchild of Wasuremono, William Southward, explained the meaning behind the song:
“‘Self-Help’, was the last song to be written. It’s got a Prince kinda vibe, but with low tuned guitars and gospel influenced backing vocals, with call and response. The running theme is one of optimism and feeling less alone, but there is also a sense of urgency to this song, of reaching out; “All I really wanna say, is I wanna help ya’. Essentially, it’s an uplifting and jubilant song that’s supposed to make you feel good and feel like we are all in it together. The hard panned toms of the Linn give it space to breathe and a slightly tribal feel too in the choruses.”
Previous singles, ‘Are You OK?’ and ‘Lonely Type’ have been picked up by the likes of 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq, and Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, and Dork recently described the release as “…sure to be a riot of synths and fun. A magic combo”.
With the enlistment of friends Madelaine Ryan, Isaac Phillips, and Phoebe Phillips, Southward’s songs come to life. Wasuremono will be performing across the UK this summer in support of ‘Are You OK?’, with stops at festivals including Live at Leeds, The Great Escape, Bluedot, and Dot To Dot, as well as a headline show at the Sebright Arms in London on June 19th.
See Wasuremono live: May 4th – Live at Leeds, Leeds May 5th – Stag & Dagger Festival, Glasgow May 10th – The Great Escape, Prince Albert, Brighton May 24th – Dot To Dot Festival, Manchester May 25th – Dot To Dot Festival, Bristol May 26th – Dot To Dot Festival, Nottingham June 19th – Sebright Arms, London July 19th – Bluedot Festival (Main Stage), Cheshire July 26th – Farmfestival, Somerset