Like many good bands, London’s Dream Wife formed without the intention of playing more than one show. The trio’s chance encounter translates into a unabashed and spontaneous debut album that possesses a staggering vitality.
The defiant Somebody counters the objectification of female music fans. Act My Age similarly packs a punch with its repeated hook not too dissimilar from a rally cry. Fire transforms into a hypnotic track with the unveiling of backing vocals which contrast wonderfully with lead singer Rakel Mjöll’s impassioned delivery, while Love Without Reason pares things back to allow the song’s sentimental lyrics to shine. The state of the world may be looking grim, but Dream Wife are proof that the future of feminist music is very bright.
Dream Wife is out January 26 via Pod/Inertia.
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