One year after the critically acclaimed debut album ‘Okay’, Wy reveals bold new single ‘Pavements’. It marks a new turn in the eclectic duo’s sound while still maintaining the emotion and unapologetic lyricism that distinguishes their style.
With the release of their debut album ‘Okay’ last year, Swedish duo Wy became something of an underground sensation, garnering the highest praise with comparisons to Slowdive, Cigarettes After Sex and Mazzy Star. Today they have shared the first taster of new material since; the gritty, bold and electric ‘Pavements’. The song marks a clear sonic progression for the band, whilst maintaining their clarity in emotion and unapologetic lyricism (“My depression is a weapon”) that stands them apart from their peers.
On the concept behind the video, Ebba explains: “While recording the studio version of the song our friend Joar told me that it sounded like someone punching. I immediately saw myself boxing in the air to it and so we made it the video. When we recorded the footage I tried to mimic how I moved and felt while recording the vocals. I think the act of boxing captures the feeling of the song perfectly, especially when I can’t really box. There is a weirdness to it that I like.”