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The Zolas bassist dwi shares new solo single ‘Party4One’ | Indie88
The Zolas bassist Dwight Abell has shared a new single as dwi, “Party4One.”
Born out of isolation, the Vancouver artist has been exploring some deeply personal indie pop sounds lately. Now, dwi has shared another new solo tune, “Party4One.” The track is a celebration of being a loner. With killer guitar riffs, echoing vocal lines, and driven percussion, the new tune is sure to get you dancing on your own. “Party4One” “captures dwi’s experience of cabin fever and losing touch with reality,” according to a release, “all the while falling in love with himself.”
“When writing this song, I wanted to make something that sounded colourful and peculiar,” he explains. “I kinda wanted to make my own version of “Creep” (Radiohead) or “Loser” (Beck), but instead of being self-deprecating, I wanted to create something that celebrated being a loner.
Listen to “Party4One” below.
More about dwi:
“While usually playing bass for The Zolas, when the 2020 global pandemic saw the world stop, dwi took the time to create something new, exciting, and deeply personal,” according to his bio.
His new music touches on everything from childhood to addiction to environmentalism. Across each and every track, dwi hones in on a reflective tone, while nodding to his inspirations like The Beatles, Damon Albarn, and The Cure.
Back in October, dwi released another tune, “Good Friend.” The gritty track evolves around an energetic guitar line, uplifting instrumentals, and anthemic vocals. Lyrically, dwi delivers lines like, “If I was a good friend, I’d have done better.” It’s a shimmering roots rock tune that you’ll find yourself revisiting again and again.
He’s also readying the release of his debut EP with producer James Younger, titled Mild Fantasy Violence. That’s set for release in September 2022 via Light Organ Records.