Now Playing: Wet Leather – 'IWMU'

Monday, January 29, 2018

New York's Wet Leather caught my attention when I saw that their new song 'IWMU' was tagged as 'anxiety-pop' on Hype Machine — I had to click it, and I'm damn happy that I did. 

Listening to 'IWMU' gives you so many feelings. Part of you want to show-off them awkward dance moves, but if you listen to the lyrics carefully, they're actually quite moving and reflective. On 'IWMU', Wet Leather are able to combine nostalgic sounds from the 80s with modern indie rock, and the final result is entrancing. The synths are a major part of the track, and they act as a driving force throughout. 

I dare you to try hit play and not have a groove in your seat whilst listening to 'IWMU' — in fact, I can't even get through typing this up without wiggling my shoulders. 

'IWMU' is set to appear on their upcoming EP, which is coming out soon! 

Written by Amy Smolcic

(Photo by Thaddeus Ruzicka via Wet Leather's FB Page)