I Want You to Want Me by Wednesday’s Child: Review
Following the success of their debut EP, the London non-conforming rockers Wednesday’s Child portrays the feelings of love, lust and desire in their new single, I Want You to Want Me.
It should be clear from the title what this song is about– wanting someone to the extent of wanting them to want you as well. This feeling of love and desire doesn’t always come in the form of butterflies in the stomach. It can grow to the point of obsession that torments you when it’s not reciprocated. Wednesday’s Child illustrates these feelings brilliantly in this song.
The song is a brilliant mix of soulful psychedelic rock, soul, and punk with a jazzy undertone. It pictures the emotions of the sweet feelings of love and desire through its smooth jazzy vocals and guitars. But as we know, it’s not always sweet and can take abrupt turns to torment and uncertainty. The abrupt turns in music represent just that and as the song progresses, the tension in the music represents the obsession and the breakdown portrays the passion and well, the breakdown that follows. Emotional and highly expressive, the song does not shy away from showing even the unsettling feelings that come with loving someone and this level of honesty in its musical expression really makes the song beautiful and the band stand out. Chaotic beauty!
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Photo credits: Tuuli Turunen and Caitriona O’Connor
Review by: Gabe Finch