Stockholm via Melbourne alt.pop artist Vilde releases new single and video "Oh, What A Mess You've Got Yourselves Into".
With a proclivity for delivering exhilarating slices of indie-electronica infused with weird pop sensibilities already established, Vilde returns in 2019 with a new full length record
Fidget on The Podium, out this summer.
First single Sardines retained the Stockholm based, Melbourne raised artist’s singular style – whilst letting a little more light in to a traditionally dark sound. And now second cut
Oh, What A Mess You’ve Got Yourselves Into expands the sound in a
different way – by ushering other musicians into his hitherto insular
Falling somewhere between Thom Yorke, Tim Hecker and TV on the Radio it’s another great addition to his steadily growing stylish and sophisticated cannon.
As well as leftfield sonics Vilde, AKA Thomas Savage, offers oblique looks at various themes through his tracks and albums. On Oh, What A Mess… Savage offers:
“Topically it’s on the same tangent as everything from Fidget at the Podium; disconnect. The sensation of bare feet on soil is intense, yet it’s where they belong. We cut down an old tree pre-emptively as it might crush our car.
We incessantly insinuate to each other that one should philosophise less, make things less complicated, in fear of any sort of raw emotion. We
vote for anti-social political parties. Music is entirely about connection,
to others as well as to oneself. It’s the most precious tool we have in
order to balance our way through a society so constantly
He began recording the record in early 2018 in Stockholm, just before being served a visa denial from the migration agency. Re-locating briefly to Düsseldorf to stay with his brother, he
eventually finished the record in Melbourne through the Australian summer.
Looking to expand the instrumentation to evolve his sound, he brought in flute, saxophone and for the first time, other people’s voices. “I have had such a solo process for so long now, it’s become quite exhilarating to collaborate with other musicians” explains Savage, revelling in opening up his creativity.
Talking on the creative process behind writing this track in particular, as well as its instrumental role in opening up his sound in general, Thomas says:
“To start with I had just these two interchanging chords, and it felt like 10% of a song. I figured well, usually my songs end up feeling like 200% of a song, enough to smother you - I could use undershooting it a little bit.
That sort of became the challenge - how empty can I keep this? It
didn’t end up very empty, so incidentally I think it was a good
approach to have” continuing, he explains:
“It did allow for me to think a bit more laterally though, rather than anxiously filling it with crap at my own two hands. I asked my buddy
Sean Gage to smear saxophone all over it. I asked my buddy & drummer Jesper Hättander to speak some beautiful tones. It was an odd & rewarding process, and has become hands down my favourite track on the album.”
Oh, What A Mess You’ve Got Yourselves Into is the self-produced new single from Vilde, outMay 29th
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Vilde - Oh What A Mess You've Got Yourselves Into
Vilde - Friget On The Podium