Oh Wonder is wOHfully WO(u)NDERrated

October 14, 2019 — by Joann Zhang

Oh Wonder’s music is overshadowed by inferior mainstream artists.

From jazzy tunes like “Lose It” to night-drive bops like “Drive,” alternative-pop duo Oh Wonder produces a variety of woefully underrated songs featuring simple yet alluring melodies. Comprised of British singer-songwriters Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West, Oh Wonder released their debut album in 2015 and their second album “Ultralife” in 2017. Songs like “Technicolor Beat” are enchanting, soothing and, above all, unique in their instrumentals. 

Oh Wonder’s lyrics are vivid and inspired. Lines like “count stacks of the routine lies” from “Drive” and “I feel safe in the 5:00 a.m. light, you carry my fears as the heavens set fire” from “Technicolor Beat” are among the duo’s most poetic work and set the duo’s songwriting skills above those of more popular artists. 

Considering their emotional, eloquent lyrics and catchy, smooth instrumentals, I hope people soon see Oh Wonder as the (OH so) wonderful musical talents they truly are.

 

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