Over the past four years Dream Wife have built a reputation as one of London's most exciting live acts, combining a punk snarl with brazen classic rock aesthetics. Their second album, So When You Gonna..., due out via Lucky Number on July 3, keeps the pace and pressure of their self-titled 2018 debut, but the second single from the record is a change of pace. "Hasta La Vista," premiering above alongside a music video pieced together from the band's childhood home footage, is poppier than anything the band have tried before, nodding to Blondie and returning to the girlband melodies of the mid-'90s.
"'Hasta' is one of the first songs we wrote after we completed our touring cycle for our debut album," the band said in a statement. "We’d played over 200 shows in 18 months and had returned to London to discover that things around us had changed and so had we. Close relationships fell apart and others came together. This song is about accepting and embracing that change and being thankful to what that was and what it is today."
"Being on tour has some similarities to living under quarantine," they continued. "The separation from loved ones, the submission to the process, the large amounts of time in contained spaces with the same group of people. We built this band around relentless touring and the celebration and love of the live show and the community that it creates. And we’re very much looking forward to experiencing that again, when the time is right."
Alongside the new single, Dream Wife are also announcing a new podcast. The So When You Gonna... series will spotlight womxn and non-binary creatives in Dream Wife's circle, going deep on their routes into the industry and the advice that they can offer those looking for a way in. The first episode will feature Marta Salogni, who produced the album in full. Future episodes will feature the writer and editor Ione Gamble, video director Aidan Zamiri, designer Paolina Russo, and many more. Listen to the podcast here, and watch the video for "Hasta La Vista" at the top of the page.
Thumbnail photo: Sarah Piantadosi.