London twosome Wayward is readying their next hot-weather house single, Speak On It, and LessThan3 has the exclusive first listen.
The duo of Lawrence Gale Hayes & Louis Greenwood have no use for pleasantries when it’s party time, and neither does our vocalist. A soothing piano creeps in over the initially dry snare beat, smoothing out a suitable landing area for the verse: a direct, no-nonsense plea for immediate intimacy.
Wayward breaks the rigid structure and jars ears ever so slightly in the otherwise gentle groove with a gun-jumping clap on the second beat, adding some variation and shuffle to the warm tune while keeping the listener from drifting off too far into the Ibiza of the mind.
It’s a good time in music for piano-driven house and the Balearic sound, and these two seem to have something to say about it–speak on it, Wayward.
The single gets an official release Sept. 29 on Black Butter along with B-side Belize. Get more Wayward here, and scope the tour dates below.
07/08 – Gatecrasher – Ibiza, Spain
09/08 – Beacons Festival – Yorkshire
23/08 – Audio – Brighton
24/08 – Paradise – London [Notting Hill Carnival]
07/09 – Bestival – Isle Of Wight
25/10 – Motion – Bristol