Photo: William Southward

Wasuremono share a loopy anthem for dreamers in “Hi!”, announce new album

Wasuremono have confirmed they will release the new album Let’s Talk Pt. 2 on January 28, the sequel to this year’s Let’s Talk Pt. 1. Last month we heard “Eating Up The Sky” from Pt. 2, and today they share an altogether more positive single in the form of album opener “Hi!”. Band leader William Southward reveals about the song:

“I bought this old wooden flute in a charity shop for a pound in my hometown of Bath, our Keys player Madelaine bet that I would never use it on a song. I stacked it like Brian May and wrote this Indie anthem.  

It’s a song written for dreamers, and to those who take risks to pursue them.” 

The layers of flutes that underscore “Hi!” put you in mind of a primary school music class – barely organised chaos with a few genuinely tuneful melodies in there. This perfectly couples with the song’s unfettered dreams of a bright and exciting future – just like the ones we used to have when we were kids. Wasuremono harness this feeling to fuel their bouncing and heartwarming anthem to the joys of dreaming. While “Hi!” is playing, it’s so full of uplifting verve that for a few minutes you genuinely believe you can walk on the ceiling, fly like a bird and will never die. An absolute treat.

Watch the video for “Hi!” below or listen to it on streaming platforms.

Wasuremono’s Let’s Talk Pt. 2 arrives on January 28. You can catch them at these dates if you’re in the UK:

7th October – Leicester, The Cookie
8th October – Liverpool, The Shipping Forecast
11th October – Nottingham, Bodega
12th October – Glasgow, Broadcast
13th October – Leeds, Oporto
16th October – Wild Paths Festival, Norwich
20th October – Southampton, The Joiners
21st October – London, The Lexington
22nd October – Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
23rd October – Newcastle, Hit The North Festival
24th October – Oxford, The Jericho Tavern
27th October – Bristol, Exchange 

You can find the band on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.