OH WONDER RELEASE NEW ALBUM, 22 MAKE INSTORE DATES CONTINUE THIS WEEK
07 OCTOBER 2022 (TORONTO, ON) - Oh Wonder have today shared much-anticipated new album 22 Make, which is available now on Island Records/Universal Music Canada, the country’s leading music company, and features its titular focus track. Having played a huge world tour this year including a sold out homecoming show at Brixton Academy, the unique London band’s intimate instore dates around the UK continue this week as below.
An emotionally unguarded but ultimately positive body of work, 22 Make includes "Can We Always Be Friends?", brooding first single "Magnificent", the anthemic "Fuck It I Love You", and cinematic road movie "True Romance". It completes Oh Wonder’s 2-part 22 Break project, whose first installment was teased last year and continues the group’s remarkable journey together thus far.
22 Make unpicks a turbulent period in the incredible story of Oh Wonder. Its first half, 22 Break, set the scene towards the end of 2021: 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. Not many bands can make a break-up album that culminates in them tying the knot - but then again, Oh Wonder have never been like other bands. Coming out of 22 Break and all the soul-searching that it forced them to do, Josephine and Anthony got married and channeled all this into second half, 22 Make: a whole new album, soundtracking the light at the end of a tunnel.
This transformative period continues Oh Wonder’s remarkable, homegrown success story. 2020’s acclaimed album No One Else Can Wear Your Crown continued a run of back-to-back top 10 albums from the band who have - on their own distinct terms - become one of UK pop’s more unsuspecting breakthroughs (2.7 billion streams, 1.7 million adjusted album sales, and vocal fans in the likes of Billie Eilish and Griff). Oh Wonder even founded and literally built from the ground-up the hugely popular Nola cafe in Peckham early on in the pandemic. Through opening up to their fans and each other, the "Make or Break?" poised by the two halves of 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 tell their story as only Oh Wonder can.
Check out 22 Make now and catch Oh Wonder on the road next week as follows:
22 Make Instore shows:
7/10 Vinilo, Southampton
8/10 Banquet Records x Pryzm, Kingston
9/10 HMV Birmingham10/9 RT Nottingham1
11/10 RT Bristol
12/10 Resident, Brighton
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