“PETALS” by the Canadian indie pop duo Wotts is the latest single and last chapter of unrequited love. Like tears fogging our eyes, the song begins captivatingly with its nostalgic retro psych-pop mood drowning the emotionally impassioned lyricism.
The song’s ethereal vocals, drenched in reverb and wrapped in a hazy atmosphere, create a sense of dreamlike intimacy. There’s a haunting beauty to the way the vocals intertwine with the lush instrumentation, drawing us into a world of swirling emotions and fractured desires.
As “PETALS” unfolds, the fast-paced drumming and pulsating rhythm drives the song forward with an irresistible energy. Each beat feels like a frustrated heartbeat, echoing the tumultuous nature of love and longing. The distortion adds a layer of urgency and frustration, heightening the emotional intensity of the music.
Lyrically, “PETALS” explores the painful realization that sometimes love is not meant to last. The imagery of petals falling evokes a sense of loss and impermanence, as the duo manifests a person grappling with broken dreams. Yet, amidst the heartache, there’s a resilience and strength that shines through, a recognition that healing is a messy and ongoing process.
Produced by Jayem, Wotts delivers a masterful performance that showcases their talent and creativity in “PETALS” with bassist/guitarist Ricky 100 adding depth to the duo’s sound.
Wotts’ live performances at prestigious venues like RBC Bluesfest, Canadian Music Week, and Junofest have earned them recognition from music outlets around the world. The duo is coming up with so much more to keep our ears enthralled and minds filled with excitement this 2024. Till then, listen to their latest EP, PETALS.
Review By: Naomi Joan