Montreal’s R&B/ Soul singer-songwriter, and producer, Wayne Tennant has reinvented his sound with his brand new retro single, “W.L.M.2.U. (What Led Me To You). The single is the first off of his upcoming EP, Curfew Flowers, which is set for release in late summer 2021.
The single is an intoxicating flirtatious psychedelic funk track about embracing the ecstasy of falling in love, even if your walls are up.
On the inspiration behind the track Tennant says:
“The song is about how love makes us do things we never thought we would do,” says the artist. “You’re not too cool for love — so let love win”, he adds.
The track was influenced by DC go-go music, popular in Washington D.C. in the mid-60s and 70s. It is a sub-genre associated with funk, jazz, and hip-hop that has elements of Latin percussion, which lend to the track’s sensual sound.
The visuals, directed by the artist, are distinctive and playful. It features the artist in an old-school Adidas tracksuit singing in different scenes that feature some of the lyrics, imagery, and psychedelic visuals that play up the retro and euphoric vibes of the music.
The viewer sees a recurring symbol of a heart-shaped cookie that represents giving your heart to someone and the uncertainty and vulnerability that comes with that.
Check out the video below, and stay up to date with Wayne via his socials.
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