Enigmatic duo on the rise Weslee, today unveil their debut video for latest single ‘Bathwater’, released independently.
The inspiration for the video came together from a set of photos taken by Weslee’s own front woman Emma, which can be seen on WESLEE’s Instagram page. From their, the collaborative project developed into the video for ‘Bathwater’ co-directed by Eric Bumatay and Patrick Briand creating some arresting lo-fi visuals. The video itself centers solely around the image of a girl in various scenarios surrounded by a body of water, who, they found out during the shoot, couldn’t actually swim. The song itself, even with the gross-ish metaphor ‘Drunk again, sipping on your bathwater’, is breathlessly accessible, going for a swimming synth-pop heavy vibe.
Talking about the creative process behind ‘Bathwater’ the duo says – We try not to overthink it and we never think about it in terms of making music for a certain genre… It is all about a feeling we have in the moment we are creating it… No rules or walls or math or anything like that.
The half-British, half-American duo have made quite the impression with their latest release ‘Bathwater‘. It reached number 4 on the Hype Machine Chart and currently has over 510K Spotify streams, with support from Mistajam and Annie Mac on Radio 1, Hunger and inclusion in The Guardian’s ‘The Month’s Best Music‘ round-up.
The new single truly embraces their ability to create panoramic genre-melding numbers. Weslee’s irresistible hooks and twangs morph into electrifying segments dominated by sultry synths and alternative beats. This is all glued together by Emma’s honeyed vocals that push this widescreen beat into new sonic areas that draw influence from left field pop acts such as FKA Twigs and Off Bloom.
Despite their enigmatic identity, Weslee set the internet alight with their debut single ‘Gassed’, which has led to 2.2 million worldwide Spotify streams and notable support from BBC Radio 1, Beats 1 and Capital XTRA. The single also featured on American comedy series ‘You’re The Worst’ that has seen the track Shazamed close to 19k times since it first aired.
As the sonorous buzz around Weslee builds to a new level, ‘Bathwater’ is sure to be the next step in what is shaping up to be a truly impressive year.