“It’s very self aware, I’m turning the pen on myself right out the gate. I had the opportunity to lay down a series of songs delivered with total sincerity and precision — and less of a hazy love letter fiction. Discomfort, the restlessness of what is expected of a generation now in the twilight of their twenties… coupled with life’s little victories that keep us in pursuit of happiness.
“Thanks In Advance”, is a balancing act that delves into the hallmarks of vintage pop, whilst keeping a firm eye on the world today. For me as a writer, the appeal of nostalgia, creatively at least, lies more in the absence of self consciousness and the freedoms, rather than adhering to the same blueprints”.
Written and self-produced, Wride’s debut album largely steers the ship away from a historically well visited landscape whilst never becoming abstract . And instead celebrates the diversity and a willingness to expand within “the genre”.