The new single from Wy “Teeth” is a brilliant slice of their nostalgic indie pop, a gentle tune on which the Malmö duo of Ebba and Michel Gustafsson Ågren deliver another atmospheric experience.
The song follows up their album Marriage, released last year, and will be included in the upcoming EP Something Amazing, which is out June 17 via Rama Lama Records.
“Teeth” is described by the duo as a song about “standing helpless on the sideline when someone close to you is struggling. About feeling desperate to help when there’s nothing you can do but to be by their side and wait for it all to pass. It feels extra relevant now that we have become parents. Suddenly there’s an abundance of things we cannot control, and there’s going to be a lot more of that in the future. It’s a hard thing to accept, but you can’t protect the ones you love from everything, even if you want to”.
Where most see vulnerability, the Swedish duo Wy see their strengths. Not external vulnerability, but mental; the kind of it that is seen in the usual analysis of problems — with friends and family.
On the new LP Marriage (released through Rama Lama Records) songs of the young married couple Ebba and Michel are centered around their personal relationship, easily equated to other recent alliances.
These are songs about love, hope, but also anger, fear and pain, which carry with them a certain therapeutic effect — they elude the group’s past works and turn marriage into a concept of moving forward and backwards at once. Their Marriage consists of beautiful lyrics, complemented by quiet keyboards and minimalistic guitars.
Swedes Wy have shared “Dream House”, the first single from their new album Marriage (due May 7 through Rama Lama Records). It’s a powerful and emotional song, the one that has a very nostalgic yet magic feel to it.