We were thrilled to be asked to premiere ‘Everything I Want’ some months back, and now, Wake America has shared with State ‘Love You More’, the latest single from Eoin O’Callaghan (aka Best Boy Grip) under his new guise. Subtle and atmospheric in its opening bars, ‘Love You More’ very quickly adopts a familiar motif seen through O’Callaghan’s work lately – urgent, brash synth melodies and staggered rhythms. Think 80s synth-pop with a darker edge, like Depeche Mode with a strained vocal in the style of Arcade Fire’s Win Butler. Slickly produced, and full of cascading layers of lush electronic sounds, this latest offering from Wake America is already adopting critical acclaim from the wireless world, with BBC 6 Music firm fans. Rightly so, we reckon.
Wake America plays Belfast (Sofar Sounds Launch) tonight and Celtronic Festival in Derry the following week.