Swedish duo Wy continue to tease their forthcoming sophomore album, “Softie”, with the second new single and title track for the highly personal, eleven track project.
Softie glistens with a retro sheen, further building on their sonic shift from their debut album. Despite the warm pop direction, the raw vulnerable lyrics and vocals remain intact as singer Ebba laments about her depression while apologizing for her behaviour. “Being really down makes me a jerk to people,” she explains. “But if I’m being a jerk to you that probably means I love you very much. It’s very complicated.”
Ebba further explained the inspiration behind the album, driven by her experience of being bipolar:
“‘Softie’ is an attempt at proving there is more than one way of being a functioning human being. The album is about coping, growing out of your fears, learning how to distance yourself from your anxieties and the ups and downs that comes with being bipolar. ‘Softie’ is ultimately about releasing the pressure from yourself and that’s what we have been doing in the process of writing these songs. We ended up with a record that was turbulent, back and forth and non-conforming. And we love that, because it feels very ‘us’ and we really wanted our second album to hit you in the face rather than rock you to sleep.”
Wy’s sophomore album, “Softie”, is due out April 30.