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WEZ KING - OFFICER

WE REVIEW THE NEW TRACK FROM WEZ KING – OFFICER

Kent singer-songwriter Wez King kicks off 2024 with a punch of indie-rock swagger with the release of his brand new single ‘Officer’.

Following on from his previous singles over the last couple of years including ‘Mona Lisa’, ‘Clay’, ‘We Were Young’ and ‘Take It Or Leave It’ – Wez has built up a solid fanbase and also gained respect from the likes of John Kennedy at Radio X plus BBC Introducing.

Noted for his use of witty lyricism and a knack for creating a sound that feels current yet with that perfect lick of nostalgia; new track ‘Officer’ meets the mark once again. Blending an evocative mix of indie flair with an insatiable rock-like sensibility – the lyrics ponder the judgmental, often unwarranted, attitudes many young people encounter.

“Officer / Tell me please / I’ve been on my knees / I’m begging you / It must be the clothes I wear / So why do you stop and stare?”

From a tentative opening drumroll, we’re thrown straight into the deep end as Wez’s vocals kick in almost immediately; floating between playful and self-assured as he questions the criticism he faces. All backed by a marching backbeat and a stab of fuzzy angular guitars, there’s a great use of repetition with the phrase “running” serving as a chorus of sorts mirroring that steady tempo the track thunders along with.

“Catch me if you can / I’ll fly like Peter Pan / Your mind’s already closed / You’re better off chasing a ghost”

‘Officer’ brings to mind a certain 00s indie-rock sound akin to the work of both Gallagher brothers, The Libertines, early Arctics and then something else entirely. Wez brings a relatable experience for many to life – and he makes it catchy too. And of course like with any good indie track, there’s a damn good guitar solo (or two).

An impressive offering for the new year from a talented artist worth keeping your eyes and ears on.

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