I’m asking you to say those words I wanna say
You’re wanting me to stay
You’re wanting me to say
It takes some time
The succulence of Secret Attraction is one few current post-punk artists can achieve: bright (but never too), danceable and sorrowful—all at once. It seems the project’s mastermind, Derek Wise, understands the precarious balance of his music, so well that the lead single off of LP3 is aptly titled “Melancholy.” The song “is about realizing you both share the same feelings for each other but unsure of what happens next. Afraid of falling in love… needing time to understand it all,” Wise explains about the single.
“Melancholy”‘s jangly guitars nestle into the fast-paced drum machine’s beat as it canters around Wise’s heavily reverberated vocals—an effect that creates a hazy, dreamlike ambience. Reminiscent of cloudy days and the moments of purity after the rain, “Melancholy” is a strong indicator of Secret Attraction’s forthcoming album out on September 29th. Shoegazey—but, again, never too—Secret Attraction cast their mesmerizing spell all over again.
Listen to “Melancholy” below:
LP3 is Secret Attraction’s first self-released album with limited edition tapes available from Stratford Ct Records.
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