Video Premiere: Wray, “Relative”

Wondering Sound Staff

By Wondering Sound Staff

on 09.18.14 in News

Bathed in blue light and appearing only for moments at a time, and usually in silhouette, the members of Birmingham, Alabama band Wray seem more like phantoms than people in the moody, blue-lit video for the wound-tight “Relative.” The spooky setting suits the song’s mood. Guitars drip like melting icicles, vocals are stretched out into long, baleful moans and percussion is short, sharp and piercing. There’s a severity to the song that makes it hard to shake: the guitars repeat panicked patterns and the song hurtles forward on its own velocity, as if desperate to outrun the ghost clawing at its heels.