Wavves – ‘Sinking Feeling’
Wavves, the sun-scorched San Diego-based rock band, are again with their first launch in practically three years, the bouncy and barely sinister ‘Sinking Feeling.’
With a guitar line straight out of the Rawhide theme tune, it ought to be no shock that band chief Nathan Williams has taken us again to the outskirts of his residence state of California with ‘Sinking Feeling.’
The brilliant and sunny melodies, punctuated by a few of the happiest sounding acoustic guitar this author has ever heard, appear to belie a extra weathered basis. “A stone within the sea/It’s swallowing me/Drifting into the bottom/An incoming tide/So fierce you’ll be able to’t conceal/Takes you till you drown.” That’s not very carefree or summery in any respect. It’s extra like getting sunburned after being left within the desert for just a few days.
With it, the video carries on that desert aesthetic as Williams is seen driving across the open and deserted landscapes the place you’ll be able to virtually really feel the warmth in your pores and skin, and sand beneath your fingernails. Director Jesse Lirola makes certain to point out us, by means of blink and also you’ll miss them flashback sequences, that one thing extra menacing is surrounding Williams’ lazy Sunday drive.
“‘Sinking Feeling’ is a tune a few wave of despair that retains coming again,” Williams stated in a press launch. “It’s that sinking feeling that drags you down and it doesn’t matter what you do or the place you go it follows you.”
Anybody accustomed to Wavves’ type shouldn’t be shocked on the dichotomy. Williams could have a penchant for darkish lyrics that interrogate his personal worst tendencies, however he’s additionally bought that psychedelic surfer dude sound that makes even probably the most miserable of lyrics sound like mid-August jams. For God sakes, they’ve an album known as King of the Seaside, and it’s solely a tiny bit ironic.
Nevertheless, there doesn’t appear to be an announcement of a brand new album to comply with ‘Sinking Feeling’ in the mean time. The band’s final full size LP was 2017’s You’re Welcome. ‘Sinking Feeling’ is an efficient begin although, and I wouldn’t be shocked if extra materials follows in its wake.
Take a look at the video for ‘Sinking Feeling’ under.