First Of The Last Stars Wish Upon The Wrong Star

The Ottawa duo soar into the heavens while gazing at their shoes on their new cut.

First Of The Last Stars live in a world of regret on their soaring, introspective new single and video Wrong Star — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

A mix of gossamer dream-pop and soaring alt-rock elements, the Ottawa alt-rockers’ latest track — their third single and the opening song from their recent debut EP All I Ever Wanted — guides us through a universe of inward reflection:

“Of all of the ghosts that have haunted me I miss yours the most
So lost beside you, I can’t feel when you’re close
Too cold to hold, one’s silver one’s bone
This one is ashes, the other’s lost control.”

Meanwhile, the corresponding video pulls us through this dark infinity scenes of star-filled nights juxtaposed with snow-covered landscapes. The visuals complement the song nicely, with ethereal instrumentation offset by strong, passionate, and sometimes raw vocals.

As much as the song is about uncertainty, it’s also about keeping sight of our priorities. “This song is about the fear of regret as we face many paths throughout our lives,” the duo muse. “Things can tear us apart from what’s most important, if we let them. Our time is finite. One day, we’ll look back on our lives and wonder if we ‘wished on the wrong star.’”

However, Wrong Star is ultimately open to interpretation. “Our writing process is quite fluid,” they say. “Each song comes about in a different way. We mean our lyrics to be interpreted by the listener in a way they can relate to personally. We take a lot of time to write each of our songs. We try to serve the song, always.”

First Of The Last Stars are the duo of Gareth and Ophelie, who founded the band in 2019, crafting a sound that combines post-punk, shoegaze and dream-pop. Born out of lockdowns and the loss of loved ones, they were inspired to find their post-grunge sound to follow a dream and ultimately free themselves.

Watch the video for Wrong Star above, check out All I Ever Wanted below, and set your sights on First Of The Last Stars on their website, Facebook and Instagram.