Oh Wonder are back today with news of a new album, '22 Make', and brand new single 'Magnificent'.
“When we nearly broke up during the pandemic, we used music as a way out,” Oh Wonder write, introducing the project in its entirety today.
'22 Make' is the surprise second half of the alt-pop-duo's '22 Break' project, a brand new album they dropped with little warning towards the end of 2021. The band's most powerful and intimate music thus far, it unpicked a turbulent period in the incredible story of Oh Wonder: here were universal themes (loneliness, inadequacy, resentment, fears for the future) as experienced by one couple in real-time, all blown up in the pandemic.
“We wrote all our pain, sadness and confusion into a collection of songs that we eventually released as the album, ‘22 Break’. But for us, that was only half of the story. We managed to survive our rocky patch, and emerge stronger than ever and full of love for each other. It only felt right therefore, to write about the other side, where you realise not just that you're meant for each other, but also that it also takes two people to make a love flourish. We are thrilled to be releasing ‘22 Make’, an album full of love and life-affirming songs that reflect on fate, gratitude and being there for someone.”
Listen to ‘Magnificent’ HERE: https://OhWonder.lnk.to/MagnificentPR
’22 Make’ out July 22nd on Island Records
Through opening up to their fans and each other, the ‘Make or Break?’ poised by ‘22 Break’ and '22 Make' appears not so much a question, as an active choice - to be as honest as possible, to move forward, and to begin a brand new chapter in the story of Oh Wonder.
Pre-order ’22 Make’ HERE: https://OhWonder.lnk.to/22MakeAlbumPR