After all the introspective moping around here lately, I feel ready for this song on so many levels. Over a syncopated beat and shiny summery keys, Massachusetts duo Wheat sings on this toe-tapping new track:
“Half of the time I feel broke, cracked, peeled, weathered, half of the time I feel shiny and new. Half of the time I feel i’m clever, and half of the time I just haven’t a clue.”
Yes, yes indeed. This is a fantastic summer song.
H.O.T.T. (Half Of The Time) – Wheat
Their upcoming fifth album White Ink, Black Ink will be released on July 21st via the Rebel Group, a label run by Thaddeus Rudd (of Wheat’s ’90s-era label, Sugar Free). According to Magnet, Wheat’s Brendan Harney says, “It’s very different from the last [album]. It’s much simpler, much more honed down, much harder-hitting. I think this is our best record to date. Very confident, very pop, but very Wheat.” I missed seeing them at SXSW, but look forward to this release.
[via Bruce’s velvety goodness]