London based trio Dream Wife release their explosive second album So When You Gonna next month and have just released an emotional new track ‘Temporary’ about the often unspoken struggles of miscarrying “It’s about the heartbreak of repeatedly putting your body through the transformation and danger of pregnancy, and it’s about holding space for dreams of creating new life and trying again. Miscarriages are not often in the media but as it is experienced by so many, it is important to speak.”
Previous Dream Wife songs have been rallying battle cries, delivered with a frenetic energy that only intensifies with power in the bands live shows.
On ‘Temporary’ Dream Wife unveil a softer, sweeter side as Rakel’s beautiful vocals soar harmoniously over delicate guitar playing by Alice – a notable change from those fierce riffs we are more accustomed to.
Dream Wife also announce today that all proceeds from digital Bandcamp pre-orders of So When You Gonna…will be donated to Black Minds Matter and Gendered Intelligence. Black Minds Matter connects Black individuals and families with professional and mental health services across the U.K., and Gendered Intelligence aims to increase understandings of gender diversity, working with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives, with a focus on supporting young trans people aged 8-25.
Dream Wife released their self-titled debut in 2018 to critical acclaim, earning support slots with the likes of Garbage, Sleigh Bells and The Kills, sold-out international headline shows, secured syncs in shows like Orange is The New Black, all the while using their platform to lift up other womxn and non-binary creatives with empowering messages and their “girls to the front” ethos. Now, the band prepares to release their sophomore record So When You Gonna…, dealing with topics such as abortion, miscarriage, and gender equality, and produced entirely by a non-male team of producer and mixer Marta Salogni (Björk, Holly Herndon, FKA Twigs), engineer Grace Banks (David Wrench, Marika Hackman) and mastering engineer Heba Kadry (Princess Nokia, Alex G, Beach House). While it touches on important themes, there’s also an immediacy, a ‘now or never’ excitement that exists right at the core of this record, that encourages you to stop waiting and start doing. The album title is a play on that central idea. “It’s an invitation, a challenge, a call to action,” says Mjöll.