Belfast’s own Wynona Bleach released new single “GLIMMER” on November 6th, the first track from their anticipated debut album Moonsoake. Under their former moniker, R51, they self-released critically acclaimed EP’s, “Pillow Talk” and “NO CHILL” – and embarked on a 12 date headline Russian tour covering 6500 miles! – before changing their name in 2018, releasing first single “Eyes Burning” under Wynona Bleach. This was followed by the “Sugar” EP in August 2019.
Produced by Bill Ryder-Jones (The Coral), “Glimmer” is the perfect feel good, alt-pop song and your future festival anthem with a hook to kill. Lead singer, Melyssa’s vocals pop and harmonise perfectly alongside Jonny’s backing vocals and blistering lead guitar. It won’t be long before everyone starts singing along in their cars and dancing in their kitchens to the song.
“Glimmer was an instrumental with no lyrics right up until we had left for Portugal (to record the debut album). When we were at full swing as a music making machine, Jonny left the main studio and spent the day on the roof of the house we stayed in and wrote the lyrics there in a day. We recorded the vocals that evening, with group gang vocals in the warehouse. It’s a song about self-manipulation and feeling uneasy in your own brain.”
“Glimmer” is accompanying by a self filmed and produced video, showcasing the fun, energetic, live side that Wynona Bleach are known for.“We shot the DIY video on a Friday night between lockdowns in our friends forest. We blagged, borrowed and stole stuff to make it work with our friends and we stayed up all night to edit it before the weekend was out. The budget ended up being £6.”To fund the first pressing of their album they ran a successful crowd funding campaign whilst the record was being mixed during the lockdown. Their campaign reached 140% of their original goal within the first week. Preorders are still available here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wynona-bleach-moonsoake-debut-album#/
So go on, dive in and ’take your best shot’.
WATCH “Glimmer” Official Music Video:YOUTUBE