Wild Nothing Shares New Single "Blue Wings"

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Jasmine Albertson
photo by Patrick Luhrs

Jack Tatum has shared a glimmering new Wild Nothing single, “Blue Wings.” Initially intended to appear on last year’s Indigo, the signaturely dreamy, ‘80s-inspired song just barely missed the cut.

“There were a number of songs that were kicking when I was finishing Indigo and ‘Blue Wings’ was very nearly included,” explains Tatum. “I had sent the album off to mastering, but the song didn’t sit right with me and I decided, at the last possible moment, to leave it off the album. It’s intentionally a very bittersweet sounding song. I asked Ben Talmi who did the string arrangements on “Shadow” to help out with this very simple dissonant string part I was hearing in my head which is now my favorite element in the track. It’s a song about walking through to the other side of crippling self-doubt with the help of someone you love. It’s a reminder to myself not to let things spiral, hard as it may be at times.”

Indigo is the fourth studio album from Wild Nothing following 2016’s Life of Pause. Listen to “Blue Wings” and watch Wild Nothing’s 2016 KEXP in-studio performance below.





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