Wednesday’s Child – I Want You to Want Me | Stimulating Rock Desire
London-based duo Wednesday’s Child consisting of singer-songwriters Georgia Williams and Emily Robert combine psychedelic rock, jazz, and punk with flair. They come from varied artistic backgrounds such as jazz and acting. Williams and Robert started collaborating during the lockdowns in the UK. The band is influenced by John Cooper Clarke, Patti Smith, The Beatles, and Billie Holliday. Their latest release I Want You to Want Me is a track that encompasses the gamut of their influences while creating something unique to themselves. This is their first release since their last EP Wednesday’s Child.
The song opens with melancholic chorus-drenched guitars. We hear some contemplative vocals with profound lyricism and solitary kick drums. The listener is thrown into surprise by the emotional break in the song structure. In the second verse, a steady kick-snare beat comes in with more jazzy-sounding harmonies. The vocal refrain with an amazing outro chords and riffs sounds ethereal being the highlight of the song. The outro chord progression from the third-minute mark is the sweet delight of the track, which you would enjoy as the song gets grooving to it. The song ends with the shock break just like how love ends up being several times.
Lyrically, this is supposed to be a love song, however, one which includes the crude and messy parts. The shock breaks are used to impede the flow for musical narrative effect. We have jazz-rock verses which depict the falling in passion while the break shows the troughs in a relationship where one wishes to be desired. The vocals are on point and emote perfectly with the various sentimental ups and downs of the song. The final outro is the highlight of the track with its energetic riff and intricate arrangement of vocal harmonies and other instruments. I Want You to Want Me is an innovative rock track that aptly fits in romantic musical and thematic expression.