Jenn Wasner’s voice is just completely enthralling. Not to do any disservice to Andy Stack alongside whom she records at Wye Oak, but its the irresistible radiance of her vocal that elevates Its Way With Me from perfectly lovely indie-pop jangler to hit-me-in-the-feels-so-hard-it-hurts anthem. This is the second single of the year following last month’s TNT, and while there’s no official news of a new album yet, fingers crossed.
I really love Wye Oak, and posting about No Place – which is taken from their latest EP, No Horizon – also gives me a valid reason to talk about one of my favourite songs of the last few years, It Was Not Natural: if you haven’t heard this, go and do it right now. It’s one of the most passionate delivered, inspiring records I’ve ever heard and makes me so happy every time I hear it.
Anyway, back to the present: No Horizon was recorded with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus contributing to every track, which lends the entire EP a spectral, quietly disorienting quality especially when paired with the rolling polyrhythms on No Place.