Weaves have released the first single off their upcoming sophomore album Wide Open, out on October 6 via Buzz/Kanine/Memphis Industries. This follows just over a year after the release of their self-titled debut, during which time they were nominated for a Juno and long listed for the Polaris Music Prize. "#53" is a signifier that just like their career, their music is not losing any momentum.
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The track is anthemic in the truest sense of the word, coming in with an instantly memorable melody pulsed forward by bendy guitars and a driving rhythm. This line is repeated throughout the whole song, blanketed in varying amounts of noise and other instrumentation, creating an unbroken stream of movement until the breakdown's intricate hi-hat display. Burke's vocals showcase their signature warble-y strength as she sings "So don't tell me what you wanna hear/I don't wanna hear it." Start your day listening to this and it'll be a good one.
The band will be kicking off a North American/European tour in the fall.