We Never Asked For This – WENS

We Never Asked For This is our short review of
a release that showed up in our inbox unsolicited.

We at PE are suckers for songs of longing, especially as summer fades into the gray wet midwestern fall. As it would happen, WENS has just dropped two such tunes to add to our pensive, reflective playlists. A duology based around the theme of a long distance relationship, “giant bat” and “sad sad” bring a mix of interesting warm, bubbling, cocoon-like production to lovely but otherwise straight forward ballads. But sometimes straight forward isn’t such a bad thing. “sad sad” has a timeless quality to its vocal line that pulls off the unique trick of sounding as much like 90’s indie band Frente as it does the pop of Colbie Caillat. Definitely poppier than we normally like here at PE, but WENS has that same “something” that made us fans of Billie Eilish and it’s not hard to imagine she’s on a similar career trajectory.

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