For the better part of a decade, Baths' elegiac dance floor anthems have embodied F. Scott Fitzgerald's adage about how first rate minds are those that can hold two opposing ideas in their head at the same time. His latest "Wistful (Fata Morgana)” masters this propulsive duality, balancing strobe light-ready BPMS with emotional pathos. It's the sort of song a celestial deity would want play at the club after a crushing breakup. The mysterious nexus between loneliness and euphoria.
If the best pop music (and art) contains contradictions, the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist born Will Wiesenfeld has mastered the art of combining profound sadness with sweaty catharsis. With his seraphic voice, he meditates on "cloudy harbor vapor," a breeze forlornly running fingers through your hair, and the melancholy of having empty conversations with the wind. His loved one is "still out on a boat somewhere," inevitably fated to never return. The only solace is the melody, the beat, and the song itself that allows you to drift off into the infinite distance.
released November 13, 2019
Written, produced, & performed by Will Wiesenfeld
Mastered by John Tejada
Art & design by Cory Schmitz