OLWH’s ‘Winter Travels’ is slow, vibe-oriented guitar-driven indie pop with a deep commitment to atmosphere. After a plinky, reverb-drenched intro, this solo artist jumps suddenly, and with tons of heart, into the body of his song. Over some rough, static-imbued percussion, the steady, effects-oriented guitar work gives the song an immutable, consistent pace. In certain ways, it seems like this artist takes cues from big names like Mac Demarco, bedroom pop and maybe to some extent trap or cloud rap. There’s a sad, refined-yet-dirty sensibility on here that really embodies the broader musical climate we’re living through. It almost feels like someone threw the darkest, most elitist corners of the internet into a single track. I mean that in the best way possible. Check out ‘Winter Travels’ below!
Noah Zucker // IG – @zucker.n // Twitter – @zuckern13