Courtesy of: Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, the enigmatic project of former Tigers Jaw member and GothBoiClique co-founder, Adam McIlwee, has premiered the final track from the upcoming Raw and Declawed EP, due out July 14th via Disposition Collective. GoldFlakePaint debuted “Life After Death (Stressed Beyond Stress)” the EP’s third song, another minimalistic departure for the project.
While there are few sonic similarities to previous Wicca Phase releases, Raw and Declawed is still very much within the projects boundary-pushing spirit. GoldFlakePaint praised the track for “offering a far-more delicate and deflated sound than one would usually associate with Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, the results are no-less compelling, and there’s a graininess and burned-out edge to McIlwee’s voice and work here that truly buries itself under the skin.”
Listen to “Life After Death (Stressed Beyond Stress)”
Listen to “Life After Death (Stressed Beyond Stress)
Preorders for Raw and Declawed are available now.
Until now, Wicca Phase Springs Eternal has mostly been defined by its unlikely blend of trap beats and cadences with the earnest melancholy of punk and emo. This genre-defying combination has become the calling card of Wicca Phase and GothBoiClique: the musical collective co-founded by McIlwee that includes like-minded artists like the polarizing Lil Peep. Raw and Declawed takes a very different approach, one that recalls McIlwee’s past work in Tigers Jaw but is still firmly rooted in Wicca Phase‘s boundary-ignoring techniques. The EP emphasizes the influence of cleverly morose storytellers, like Nick Cave and Morrissey, stripping away the electronics and trap beats and living acoustic guitar and McIlwee’s unmistakable almost-croon. While Raw and Declawed may seem like a massive departure from Wicca Phase‘s successful sound, these three tracks continue to represent the unrestrained spirit of the project.