Wyldest has announced her new album, ‘Monthly Friend’.
Due for release on 28th May via Hand In Hive, the news arrives alongside teaser single ‘Hollow’ and ahead of a support tour with Lanterns on the Lake this October.
“Society and corrupt governments are helpless to the strength of what we collectively will become,” Zoe Mead says of the track. “I like to think that we’re all just sowing the seeds of what’s to come and it’s a pretty unstoppable thing.
“I wrote this song about change, something that I believe is the only way the human race can continue to exist, so I’m celebrating it, believing that it’s happening.”
Billed as an album about womanhood, she adds: “Throughout the album, I visit these feelings through metaphors, largely related to nature. I always found it really ironic that women commonly get compared to fruit. Peaches, for example, get over-ripe and people throw them away, discard them, when in fact they are probably at their most delicious and nutritious.
“A lot of the time, women are unfortunately subject to a similar fate. When they are young, they are sexualised and therefore their actual intellectual and creative worth can be overlooked. As they age, they get disregarded almost completely, and for what? Because they aren’t as useful to men anymore? Perhaps. But why does our ability to reproduce have to dictate our worth? It doesn’t and it shouldn’t.”
The full tracklisting reads:
04 Monthly Friend
06 Almost Bliss
10 The Void