Leave it to The Thing With Feathers to take their audience on a heady roller coaster through their cross-genre style and boyish charm. The Nashville band did it again with “Something Wrong,” a fresh alt-rock, indie-pop ditty with exciting soundscapes unleashed on Sept. 9, 2023.
“Something Wrong” follows their six-track 2023 Wasting My Revenge EP that addresses insecurities, growth, and relationships, comprising frontman David Welcsh pleading not to have his heart broken and hankering a good f—k.
Embellished in ferocious guitars that drive the track along with Chris Roussell’s beast drumming, “Something Wrong” has this insatiably addicting edge. But then it unwinds in the chorus, percolating a more liberating sound.
Since first hearing the former four-piece band, I’ve always thought David had similar tenor vocal elements to Matty Healy of British indie-pop band The 1975, and his vocals on this track accented their similarities. David’s voice drips with desperation and admiration, just like in “Static.”
Every TTWF song differs in style but lingers in the same style, so it’s definite that the rising band has found its feet. And they’re comfortable with it. It’s evident in their music and their live performances.
I traveled to Chicago in April to watch the band rock Lincoln Hall, and their performance was breathtaking, from their stage presence to their talents. I can confirm their live performances exceed their studio-recorded tracks.
So much so that I was convinced to travel from Miami to Tampa to see them blow the roof of Hooch and Hive on Oct. 13 before Parrotfish and Glass House Point took the stage.
Watching them prance around the stage, hair flipping and interacting with each other and the audience was exhilarating. The band members’ passion for making music shone brighter than the stage lights. I look forward to seeing them perform again!
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Written by Taylor Berry