At the end of August, Mura Masa (Alex Crossan) put a new spin on Wallows’ popular single, “Are You Bored Yet?” featuring Clairo. The alternative trio’s original mix highlights Clairo’s soft vocals in an effortlessly airy, indie jam that consistently garners the most listens on their Spotify account. It’s had a home in one of my own playlists for some time now, so when I saw that Mura Masa remixed one of my favorites, I had to give it a listen, and decide: “Are You Bored Yet?”
Sorry, I know the title of this article misleads the reader to think that I had some seething review of one reworked song. Turns out, remixes are fun. The band expressed their support on Twitter, so go give it a listen! While still featuring Clairo’s soothing voice, Mura Masa’s rendition presents a different energy from the original– truly a testament to the power of collaboration. Now I have different versions for different playlists, and so do you.
The music doesn’t stop there…
Wallows spent quarantine focusing on creativity and productivity, releasing another new single as a teaser for their upcoming EP, “REMOTE.” This latest song, “Nobody Gets Me (Like You),” is upbeat and poppy– a total feel-good jam for a brisk walk on a sunny day. They also took the time to create a corresponding music video, posting the news on social media earlier this month.
The Wallows band members have been busy!
On top of cultivating a new EP and music video, they performed in a virtual tour. Yet another example of artists making the best of an online-music-year, Wallows went live every night, broadcasting songs and interacting with fans. 30 minutes before each set, the band hung out online to answer questions and give viewers the closest possible thing to an in-person experience.