Months back we introduced you to Malmö, Sweden’s Wy with the video premiere for “In Bloom” via Hybris & today we give you a listen to their anticipated EP Never Was. Those intimate textures & sentiments that have haunted you since “In Bloom” further unfurl into the extended player experience that you have been waiting for Ebba & Michel draw from the international electronic music arts that work to extract essences of feeling through intimate expressions that strike chords that globally resonate in sublime ways.
The terrain you are about to embark upon with Wy’s Never Was EP is something so moving & striking that it will demand you to take pause & absorb. “Hate To Fall Asleep” is the greatest things that all the vintage 4AD imitators of the past decade have failed to achieve that Ebba & Michel conquer by framing the feels of anxiety in the most evocative of executions. The assertion of realness beyond all feigned gestures is implicitly stated on “I Don’t Pretend” & then reinforced on the the next cut “Nobody Else” where Wy chucks every pop audio trick they can at you. Maudlin-melancholia permeates the record as heard on the evening intimacy of isolation heard on “Nights” before reaching out toward the metaphysical questions of beliefs & the infinite conversations that ponder the world’s most unanserable questions.
Ebba & Michel shared the following introductory thoughts on the processes & feelings behind the making of the Never Was EP:
Ebba: Never Was is about every bad feeling I’ve had this year, from hangover melancholia to panic attacks, to being stressed out and angry and not even knowing why.
Michel: We wanted to level up from our debut track and get into a deeper sound that felt more real and less light. In Bloom was just scratching at the surface, ‘Never Was’ is hyper-desperation.