Wye Oak Release New Single “No Place”

Wye Oak have released “No Place,”
Wye Oak "No Place"

Wye Oak have released “No Place,” the trck is the second song to arrive off the duo’s forthcoming No Horizon, set for release on July 31 worldwide. Like the rest of the EP, the track was written for and features contributions from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Listen today:

Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner on “No Place”:

This song is about the separation between our consciousness and our physical bodies, and how it feels to forget that you even have a body in the first place. Of course, it gets easier and easier to use your body less and less; as we innovate more efficient ways of achieving our temporal goals, we are making them somewhat obsolete. Personally, I’m very pro-body, even as I spent the first half of my life hating and fighting against mine and all of its perceived imperfections. But it’s hard to look around and not at least imagine that we might be some of the last humans on earth to ever enjoy what having a body actually feels like, on a planet that isn’t yet completely inhospitable to us. And that seems like something worth noticing.

Wasner and Andy Stack have been making music together as Wye Oak for over a decade. The Baltimore-born, Durham-based pair spent 2012–2018 writing music while living in different parts of the country, but the five songs that make up No Horizon mark the first that Stack and Wasner composed while both lived in Durham. The EP was originally composed in a tight, concentrated timeframe at the end of 2018 and early 2019, and then performed at New York’s Merkin Hall as part of Ecstatic Music Festival in collaboration with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

“No Place” lyrics:

We live in a place
That is no place
We breathe our words
And when we are hungry
We eat our ideas
One thought as one red apple
One thought as one red apple

We live in a place
That is no place
Afraid of getting sick
We do not kiss
We do not shake hands
We do not run till we’re out of breath
We do not climb to the tall places

And we do not lock eyes
With strangers and ask them

Who are you
Who am I
Where are we
What’s happened to us

Who are you
Who am I
Where are we
What’s happened to us

Pre-order No Horizon 12-inch EP Here