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Wyldest announces second album with lead single "Hollow"

15 March 2021, 15:39 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Wyldest is back with news of her second album Monthly Friend, and has shared lead track "Hollow" to accompany the announcement.

"Hollow" is Wyldest's first outing since last month's Hey, Ma soundtrack song "Wilting", and is accompanied with a video directed by Mark Van Heusden.

Zoe Mead says of the new single, "Society and corrupt governments are helpless to the strength of what we collectively will become. I like to think that we’re all just sowing the seeds of what’s to come and it’s a pretty unstoppable thing."

Mead adds, "I wrote this song about change, something that I believe is the only way the human race can continue to exist, so I’m celebrating it, believing that it's happening."

Monthly Friend will follow Wyldest's 2019 debut album Dream Chaos, and was written, mixed and produced by Mead.

Mead explains of the album, "Throughout the album, I visit these feelings through metaphors, largely related to nature. I always found it really ironic that women commonly get compared to fruit. Peaches, for example, get over-ripe and people throw them away, discard them, when in fact they are probably at their most delicious and nutritious."

She adds, "A lot of the time, women are unfortunately subject to a similar fate. When they are young, they are sexualised and therefore their actual intellectual and creative worth can be overlooked. As they age, they get disregarded almost completely, and for what? Because they aren’t as useful to men anymore? Perhaps. But why does our ability to reproduce have to dictate our worth? It doesn’t and it shouldn’t."

Tracklist:

  1. Beggar
  2. Hollow
  3. Buddy
  4. Monthly Friend
  5. Heal
  6. Almost Bliss
  7. Glue
  8. Arrows
  9. Burn
  10. The Void
"Hollow" is out now. Wyldest's Monthly Friend album will be released via Hand In Hive on 28 May, and is available to pre-order now. Wyldest is due to play a socially distanced show at London's Oslo on 27 May. Find out more.
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