As we draw ever closer to the eventual return of live events and concerts, more and more artists across the world are releasing albums and EP’s recorded throughout the pandemic in the hopes to be a part of the post pandemic boom. One such band with a new record ready to be toured is the indie sensation known as Wolf Alice. Having been Grammy nominated for the single Mona Lisa Smile off their debut album My Love is Cool, as well as their sophomore record Visions Of A Life winning the coveted Mercury Prize, it’s safe to say that there is a lot of anticipation and expectation for the bands third record, Blue Weekend, but does it live up to the hype?
Blue Weekend sets off on an unfortunately shaky start with its opening track ‘The Beach.’ This introduction track looks to build anticipation for the coming record, despite the fact that fans have anticipating this record since the Visions Of A Life propelled Wolf Alice’s popularity in a big way. Despite its lack of necessity, ‘The Beach’ is a rather average opening that seems to end exactly when you think it may go somewhere interesting.