Thanks to the inexplicable popularity of my Submit Music page, I always have a digital backlog of albums, EPs, singles and videos awaiting my perusal. Here’s another recent winner. If you’ve got something I need to hear, send it my way. If I think you’re half as good as you think you are, I just might include you next time.
Where Do We Go From Here
THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “British-born, Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Wesley Attew’s debut EP is drenched in grand anthemic folk rock and it was written during a period when his life was shifting. After spending many years working and travelling from continent to continent, he wanted to find a permanent base. During a road trip from Ontario to B.C. in 2017, he began to fall in love with Canada’s stunning landscapes and welcoming culture. Shortly after this trip, Vancouver became home. The city has given him the space and time he needs to dedicate everything he has to honing his craft.
Inspired by his journey, his EP has a theme of transition. Wesley sings of his journey from youth to adulthood, from a transient life to one seeking stability. He questions the messiness of finding our place in this world, working towards self-acceptance rather than trying to escape. All of the instrumentation on the record was played by Wesley and producer Jeff Zipp, with the exception of the organ, which was played by Owen Connell (Wooden Horsemen). This helped to give the EP a rootsy and charmingly organic feel reminiscent of early James Bay and The Lumineers. Attew’s songs illustrate the unparalleled sensation of exploring this world and the people in it. The music he makes isn’t just for a moment, but for every step of the journey.
Attew’s grand yet warm folk-pop sound has earned him spins on the BBC, international press coverage and an impressive online fanbase that continues to grow. Attew may be a relatively late comer to the music industry, but if last year was just the beginning, then 2021 is the year he truly makes his mark. Where Do We Go From Here, recorded in the fall and winter of 2019 at Light Machine Records in Vancouver, B.C. It was produced, mixed and engineered by Jeff Zipp and mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering.”
MY TWO CENTS: A darkly compelling blend of substance, sincerity and style.