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Wyse


Wyse – ‘Not That Sorry’

Harbouring an emotional, and musical, intelligence that belies her young years, Portsmouth’s Wyse has succeeded in carving out a niche all of her own. As beautiful as it is cathartic, her music is impossible to pigeonhole, but then again why would you want to?

Anomalies is Wyse’s second EP, following 2018’s Switch of My Controller, and finds the Portsmouth-based songstress in a bolder, wiser and much more confident form than before. Five tracks of richly varied alt-rock, it’s Wyse making good on the promise of her earlier releases.

‘Not That Sorry is the second single to be taken from Anomalies, coming after ‘Drown’ and it tells the story of Wyse becoming stuck in the ‘rat-race’, desperate to find her purpose in life.

A fractious employer, money struggles, a relationship break-up, loneliness in the confines of living with strangers in a house-share and Wyse’s eventual reaction to these issues inspired this cathartic lyrical and musical outpouring of anger, sarcasm, mutiny and rebellion.

The stark juxtaposition of heavy, angry verses and a dreamlike chorus reflects Wyse’s obsession with contrast in her musical landscape.

“Every song on this project has its own vibe, set of musical influences, and story” Wyse explains “I wanted each song to reflect a different side of my creative personality, and achieving this whilst maintaining cohesion throughout was a brilliant challenge.”

And wherever, and whatever, that might be, you can guarantee that Wyse will approach it with the same sense of self-confidence and individuality she has Anomalies.
 

Live:

– 2 December 2021 – Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth – support to Winter Gardens

Wyse – Not That Sorry

Wyse – Drown (Live at Wincraft)

Wyse – Human (Live)

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