Less than 10 months on from the release of their debut album Melyn, Adwaith are back with a Double A-Side single ‘Wine Time / Hey!’, firmly setting the foundations for the next exciting chapter. Today, we exclusively share their two imaginative new videos ‘Wine Time’ directed by The Shoot and ‘Hey!’ directed by – Lleucu Non Roberts. Watch both below.
Where ‘Hey!’ is a schizophrenic song that leaps from atmospheric verses to addictive sing along choruses, dealing directly with the inability of global leaders to tackle the climate crisis. While the more laid back textures of the infectious ‘Wine Time’ redirects the band’s gaze inwards towards the personal.As guitarist and vocalist Holly Singer explains, “‘Wine Time’ is about falling for an extremely self-destructive person and the realisation that no matter how hard you try you cannot save a person if they don’t want to save themselves.”
Having spent the past two years touring intensely with Gwenno, The Joy Formidable, Gruff Rhys and playing spots at festivals such as Latitude and Green Man, Adwaith relished the quiet months at the beginning of this year to work on new material. Writing sessions took place between London, Cardiff and the rural tranquility of Taliaris, Carmarthenshire, where they had space to explore and flesh out their sound. Adwaith have a wealth of promise and always keep you on your toes.
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