Trio's haunting tracks project beauty from afar but grow more menacing as listeners draw near From a distance, wyd tracks tend to be lush and beautiful, layers of gauzy, pulsating keyboards, delicate guitar and minimalist drums creating a haunting musical cocoon for singer Carly Fratianne.
On their eponymous debut single, Columbus duo wyd evoke the sound of a warm embrace suspended in midair. The cavernous yet deeply intimate ballad applies a chamber-pop approach to folk-rock in a way that reminds me of two of the finest debut albums in recent memory, the Staves' If I Was and Billie Marten's Writing Of Blues And Yellows.
Columbus duo wyd emerged inauspiciously last year with an eponymous song that channeled trembling passion into spare, gorgeous folk-pop. Now they've returned with a new single built on another acronym. The tremendous "wtf" initiates as a simple piano ballad, but it's immediately clear this song is going somewhere grander.