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Wynona Bleach
Drag

Late to the party, I’ve just recently discovered Wynona Bleach and I hit play on their recent single, ‘Drag’, without knowing what to expect. Not gonna lie – I’m blown away.

The beat is a solid open and the guitar line has an early skate twist. Then they drop in with the full tone of the single and it’s thick and fabulous. They’ve mastered the big wall of sound, with the vocal cutting right through the soundbed. The half-beat verse unwinds into a full-beat chorus and drops back again like a great wave.

The lyrics have that quality about them where they are kinda abstract but hint at a story. Listeners might create their own interpretation here, or just bask in the dreamy heaviness. I’m a genuine convert after one listen.

This song has a signature and I suspect that’s ink that I’ll find over more of their work.

Watch Wynona Bleach – ‘Drag’.

Drag Lyrics

Too far uh-oh
Too slow to glow
Woman it’s fine
Too young to pretend we died

Tracey’s hanging out her mind
When she calls
Wants to hear you go all night
One more time
One last word before we die
You are too young
Too new
Be real
For you

She don’t follow
She’s so hollow
Friends on just a shoestring
Clipping your wings
Ripping up on
Forget about everything

Tracey’s hanging out her mind
When she calls
Wants to hear you go all night
One more time
One last word before we die
You are too young
Too new
Be real
For you

Is she cool? Is she cool?
Is she ever coming home?
Is she cool? Is she cool?
Is she ever come home?

Later my love
We’ve been kind of
Draggin along
Singing your songs
Kind of surprised
But kind of just feeling fine

Tracey’s hanging out her mind
When she calls
Wants to hear you go all night
One more time
One last word before we die
You are too young
Too new
Be real
For you

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.
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