Wednesday have shared their new song ‘Bath County’.
The band’s third album ‘Rat Raw God’ is out on April 7th, and it’s already being tipped as a key moment for the American group. Wednesday have also lined up their debut UK shows, which includes a night at London’s Lexington venue on June 6th.
New song ‘Bath County’ aptly illustrates what the fuss is about. Excellent songwriting matched to scuzzy guitars and paint-stripping production, it’s as raw as they come yet never surrenders Wednesday’s innate grasp of melody.
Discussing the song, Wednesday’s Karly Hartzman zeros in on the central creative relationship in the band. She comments:
“This is a song I wrote on a porch in Bath County, Virginia when me and [lead guitarist] Jake [Lenderman] were visiting Jake’s moms hometown. It includes some imagery I saw on that trip as well as a description of a guy we saw overdosed in a parking lot early one morning on our way to Dollywood…”
Karly Hartzman also directed the video, and it includes a subtle PJ Harvey reference. Karly adds:
“The video I made myself is an homage to PJ Harvey’s video for ‘Man-Size.’ I’ve never seen someone emit as much confidence as she does in that video. I wanted to pretend for a minute I possessed that attitude but it was harder than it looks! Endless respect for Peej.”
Tune in now.