SONG PICK: Wyldest – Beggar (Video)
Zoe Mead aka Wyldest is a master of melodic dream pop. Her latest song, “Beggar,” is a beautiful example of this: layers of sound flowing around a gentle guitar line, and the vocals sit perfectly in the mix to never take you out of a meditative state. She says about the song:
“’Beggar’ was written at a time when my insomnia got particularly bad after I’d read The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkings. I was thinking about a theory he’d referenced called ‘Prisoners Dilemma’; a paradox where two people are acting in their own interests for a mutual outcome.
It’s related to evolution in the sense that we all enter into relationships with others based on our own decision as to whether it will provide a safe environment for our genes. ‘Beggar’ is about survival of the fittest, I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine stuff – like we protect and love those who protect and love us – as a mutually beneficial thing.”
“Beggar” is from Wyldest’s upcoming album “Monthly Friend“. Watch Zoe sleepwalking through the empty streets of London in the atmospheric video for “Beggar:”
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