Every now and then, a voice arrives from nowhere and effortlessly commands the attention of the masses. With an undeniable presence and armed with a rousing and boundless voice, WILSN is one such artist. On the eve of her show at Melbourne’s Cherry Bar this coming Sat Aug 6, WILSN unveils her contemporary-soul tinged new single, ‘Me or Her’.
Propelled by WILSN’s unparalleled vocals, and honeyed by her infallible tone, ‘Me or Her’ details the empowering decision to put yourself on the line and discard all “hesitation”, declaring “it’s me or her”. Accompanying the release, the official video for the single comes in the form of a compelling live rendition, filmed at her friend’s record store, Dutch Vinyl in Abbotsford and shot by director Triana Hernandez (Mia Wray, RVG, Gordi). As WILSN picks up the microphone, her band keeping a steady groove, and she begins to sing the slinky opening lines, it is hard to believe what you’re hearing is recorded completely live. The clip showcasing the control WILSN yields over not just her vocals, but also her audience – an absolutely perfect way to initiate the unfamiliar into the world of WILSN.
‘Me or Her’ reverberates the tones set by WILSN’s previous breakthrough singles ‘You Know Better’ and ‘Tell Me’. ‘You Know Better’ was welcomed to play across BBC Radio 2, Double J, triple j, ABC local, PBS, RRR and received comparable enthusiasm from Spotify and Apple Music. WILSN’s second single ‘Tell Me’ followed suit. The track was added to a plethora of US Spotify playlists, featured heavily on triple j’s soul ctrl and support continued across Double J & community stations around the country.
Following on from her previous sold-out Melbourne headline show, as well as supports for the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, notable performances at St Kilda Fest and Melbourne’s Grand Prix, and with her current headline East Coast Tour set to culminate in Melbourne on Saturday night night, it’s clear that ‘Me or Her’ is just another notch on WILSN’s belt, a mere moment on her map, as she continues on her trajectory towards undeniable ascent.
Sat Aug 6 – Cherry Bar, Melbourne
Tickets available HERE
WILSN – ‘Me or Her’
Out now through Ivy League Records
Photo Credit: She Is Aphrodite