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The Wrecks
Released: 06.10.22
Review by Maddi Myers | June 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM

“So tell me how was I supposed to feel? How was I supposed to heal? To hell with your closure, but I still want mine”

If you’re trying to find an effective way to get yourself up in the morning, just blast The Wrecks’ new album Sonder first thing. The entire album packs and punches and sends electricity through your body. The tracks are filled with energetic bass and drums perfectly complemented with guitar that will get you off your feet. Not to mention, the lyrics are relatable and raw.

It’s great when a band can produce a great sound. A sound that is pretty or makes you want to dance is fun and, honestly, enough to make us add it to our latest playlist. However, when you can listen to an album and it hurts a little because the lyrics make you connect a bit deeper than you expected to go, it’s a real winner. Every song makes you go, “damn, did you have to go there?!” but we are so happy The Wrecks did.

“Where Are You Now” was the perfect song to release as a single. It set the tone for the rest of the album without fail. The lyrics: “So tell me how was I supposed to feel? How was I supposed to heal? To hell with your closure, but I still want mine” are killer. The pace of the rhythm, paired with the lyrics, puts you so deep in the moment that you’ll forget about the fact even your mom left you on read today.

We can’t not mention the title track, “Sonder”. The vocals are powerful and the beat makes it impossible not to move (maybe don’t listen to this one while driving). A little bit of head banging mixed with screaming: “All I wanted was proof that you cared about others, all I wanted was proof that you understand sonder. How come your truth revolves around you?” is way too satisfying (possibly speaking from experience).

The Wrecks go a little bit softer and sweeter with songs like “No Place I’d Rather Be”. Even with a slower vibe, the beat can still be felt in your body when you hear: “I tell my legs just tell me where. I’ll tell plan my soul just take me there. I’ll go wherever you go. I can really use a switch up to my day.” It is going make you fall in love with the next human you see. Someone, please put this over the next indie movie romantic montage.

It’s pretty special when an album reaches multiple emotions and surfaces memories from all over your timeline. The range of feelings and the creativity behind these songs give it so much life. Listeners are sure to connect one way or the other, and still have fun while exploring the vulnerability The Wrecks provoke. Sonder reminds you of how truly incredible music can be.

Stream it, Buy it, Skip it?: You better be buying this one! The Wrecks are some really talented individuals and absolutely are deserving of the support. You won’t regret it. 

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