Taken from The Wants debut album of the same name set for release this Friday, this tune very much sets the tone for what to expect from the rest of the album. ‘Container‘ is an urgent track, but less in your face than previous offering ‘The Motor‘, with a demanding, funky bassline that leads the way throughout. The Wants are definitely one the top bands to watch out for in 2020 and the bands debut ‘Container’ out 13th March is a must-listen.
Speaking of the track, The Wants guitarist and vocalist Madison Velding-VanDam has said: “The lyrics and melody for “Container”, which would become the title track of our debut record, came about from a writing exercise I try often: alone in my room, I ramble into my sm7b with my mattress upturned, leaning against the wall to dull excess reverberations, forcing myself to record whatever lyrical threads and tunes come out.”
“Usually I take maybe just one phrase that sticks out — or more often nothing, since I do this just to get ideas flowing — and use that to develop a classic rhyming pattern. But for “Container,” the lyrical stream-of-consciousness stuck: full of nonsequetors, mildly sadistic stanzas that satirize the mundanity of domestic and work life, comically absurdist quips, gender plays that fold and flip, all of which felt like perfect encapsulations for the themes of our record.”
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