WILSEN – ” Magnolia “

Posted: January 12, 2015 in MUSIC
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From Brooklyn, New York, comes Wilsen – a band who are trying to push the boundaries of Dream Pop music with their 2012 debut album, ‘Sirens’. The band’s recent move from Boston to the urban-artist’s utopia of Williamsburg and Bushwick seems to have given them a sense of empowerment. In these neighborhoods, where everyone is some sort of combination of artist, musician, hipster, and entrepreneur, But Wilsen has risen to the challenge, and with this self-released debut they mark their territory as disciplined musicians who play simple, beautiful folk music. The group formed at Berklee College Of Music where Tamsin Wilson, who was born in London and raised in Canada, met drummer Dan Drohan, bassist Drew Arndt, and guitarist Johnny Simon Jr. Wilson serves as the group’s evocative vocal centerpiece and songwriter, and together they aim to serenade listeners with their fresh approach to folk-pop. Their sound has been dubbed, “dream folk”, and each song is indeed a musical journey that guides the listener through a different folk fantasy.

This album doesn’t feel run of the mill– it paints rich colors through its explorations in tone, melody, and subtle arrangements. ‘Sirens’ has a wealth of variety that stems from Wilson’s vision. It is the flexibility of her voice and her reach as a songwriter that sets this band apart.

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