Dream pop is the perfect soundtrack for winter. There is a chill vibe to the entire genre that matches the calm appearance a city covered in snow can convey, but under the surface there is a persistent, driving force urging you to keep you moving. Few groups making this kind of music today can match the talent of Minneapolis-based favorites Tiny Deaths, and those wanting to understand why that is need look no further than the band’s new single, “Wrong.”
Premiering alongside its official video today on Bust, “Wrong” makes a strong argument for Tiny Deaths being the duo you’re most looking forward to hearing more from in the new year. Vocalist Claire de Lune explained to the site that the song is an attempt to convey the experience of realizing you may have become trapped in a relationship that should have ended long ago:
“Wrong is a song about being in a relationship long after you should’ve left because you built this ‘home’ together, whether literal or figurative. In the video, we explore the idea of leaving this safe space and exploring one’s own freedom and both the fear and empowerment that can come with that.”
You can view that video, which was directed by Mike Thienes and Madison Holler, below:
You know that feeling you get when you hear a song and you know the people behind it are going to be an obsession of yours for the foreseeable future? That’s the way I felt the first time I heard “Wrong” earlier today. Tiny Deaths are the future, and the future is bright.
“Wrong” is the lead single off Tiny Deaths’ upcoming album, Elegies, which will be released on February 3, 2017. Pre-orders are available now for just $3.99 on iTunes.
Those needing even more music from Tiny Deaths would be wise to lose an hour or so on the group’s official Bandcamp page.