Ottawa, Canada indie pop duo Wotts has released their new single “RETURN FLIGHT”. Taking sonic inspiration from influences like Childish Gambino and Mac Miller, the track sidesteps their previous happy go lucky effort (“SUNNYSIDE”) in favour of a more introspective and brooding vibe. Discover that the 11th March in Formula Indie
Produced by Jayem (the band’s main vocalist & multi-instrumentalist), “RETURN
FLIGHT” focuses on the aftermath of a toxic relationship. “I’ve written a lot about
relationships ending, but I never really talked about what happens after. For me, I’ve
gotten sucked back into some bad situations and that’s what this one’s about”, says
Jayem. The track sees Wotts continuing down their newer indie pop path; a far cry
from their hip hop beginnings, but perhaps with it still lurking in the shadows.
Explains guitarist Ricky 100 “Given this song takes some cues from artists we dig
like Childish Gambino and Mac Miller, I think there’s still some hip hop in our blood
when we’re crafting. We definitely love where our new sound is going, but I think that
original foundation will always be there”. While “RETURN FLIGHT” has a bit of
bleakness to it, Jayem says the duo had a lot of fun putting it together, “This was
probably the first time we made a song with outright R&B intentions. It was a
challenge for sure, but it was nice to mix it up and let it rip vocally. I’m still a bit
nervous singing, but I’m hoping the sincerity of what we were going for comes
across in the final product”.
“RETURN FLIGHT” follows the release of their single “SUNNYSIDE”. With several
releases planned in the coming months, Wotts will continue to drop genre bending
tracks that mash the the sounds of influences like Tame Impala, Mac Miller, Gorillaz
Wotts is an Ottawa, Canada based duo made up of vocalist/ multi-instrumentalist
Jayem and guitarist Ricky 100. Fusing alternative and indie pop, Wotts has
consistently evolved its sound through experimentation, always blurring genre lines.
Wotts has hit the stages of RBC Bluesfest, Canadian Music Week and Junofest and
has received shoutouts for their work from several outlets including CBC Radio
(Canada), Metro News (Canada) and PopMatters (U.S.).