Wry put their best foot forward with their jubilant single and video Where I Stand — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The latest single from the Brazilian pop-rockers’ forthcoming album Reviver is a poignant cut about the complexity of relationships and our place within them. The breezy, sunny nature of the music accompanies the hopeful tone of the lyrics, and demonstrates the well-travelled band’s sophisticated approach. The fun, liberating aesthetic is seconded by the video from renowned director Alex Batista. The clip is a callback to childhood innocence, with the band riding vintage bicycles on an airplane runway in their hometown of Sorocaba, Brazil.
Where I Stand is just one of 10 catchy cuts on Reviver, the final instalment in a trilogy of releases by the band. Its predecessors, the award-winning Noites Infinitas (2020) and the remix album Reimagining Noites Infinitas (2021), both earned critical acclaim. True to its title, Reviver is composed of resurrected and re-recorded arrangements from throughout Wry’s career. It’s all in keeping with their philosophy: To “rescue and recycle art” and “to show how timeless the power of music can be.”
Wry formed in the late ’90s to counter conventional sounds of the era, taking their cues from genre-defining artists including The Cure, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine and The Clash. Their debut album Direct (1998) would find some success locally before allowing them to move their musical operation to London. Wry features Italo Ribeiro on drums, William Leonotti on bass, guitarist Luciano Marcello, and singer/multi-instrumentalist Mario Bross.