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Oliver Wilde breaks the mould on "divisive" new single

05 October 2016, 15:00 | Written by Laurence Day

Bristol's Oliver Wilde has shot out a curveball new single called "Good Kind Of Froze" ahead of new UK shows in November.

The electro-tinged offering features vocals from Fenne Lily and Emily Isherwood of Rink, and sees Wilde venturing away from his signature sounds. We see Wilde embrace erratic walls of noise, whirring samples, serrated synths, and swaggering rhythms - it's a confident twist on his introspective formula.

"Good Kind Of Froze" is the first taste of new music since Long Hold Star An Infinite Abduction, which was released earlier this year.

Speaking around the release of that long-form EP, Wilde told us: "I've already been thinking about the next thing for about a year. I started writing this third record maybe a year ago...."

Wilde says of the new single: "'Good Kind Of Froze' is a sort of purse-lipped self analysis, a kind of brand-new manic conflict between my fragile bedroom downer-pop I’m comfortable with, and a new disconnected musical skin I’m still getting used to. I guess I want this track to be divisive and serve as an introduction to the new atmospheric intensity to follow.”

Oliver Wilde plays shows in Bristol and London next month.
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