Let’s talk about Wotts, the indie pop duo hailing from the Great White North, Canada. Their recent single, “WANNABE,” released on November 30, 2023, is a delightful blast from the past, drawing inspiration from the likes of Tame Impala and Pond, those Aussie psych pop maestros. This track is the second gem from their upcoming EP, “PETALS.” Crafted by Jayem, the vocal and instrumental wizard of Wotts, “WANNABE” is part of a larger three-track EP that spins a yarn about unrequited love. After the sun-soaked vibes of their previous release, “ALLO!,” this chapter dives deep into the intricacies of relationships that never quite take off.
The song is a clever blend of dance and electronic pop, infused with that distinct indie vibe Wotts is known for. The band describes it as a “happy sad song,” a perfect encapsulation of the emotional rollercoaster that is unrequited love. Ricky 100, the bassist and guitarist, highlights the group’s love for layered pop music, taking cues from the intricate brilliance of Tame Impala’s “Currents.” “WANNABE” takes us on an emotional ride, exploring the timeless theme of waiting. Whether it’s waiting for love or nervously anticipating a text, Jayem’s soulful vocals, vintage drum machines, analog synths, and razor-sharp guitars create a soundscape that perfectly captures the angst and mind games associated with hope.
As Wotts wraps up a successful year with over 100K streams for their “garden EP,” they’re not hitting the brakes just yet. The plan? Deliver the final chapter of “PETALS” in 2024, promising their listeners more sonic adventures and, undoubtedly, more surprises. Wotts is on a roll, and we can’t wait to see where their musical exploration takes us next.