Wye Oak, the duo composed of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack, Shares the title track of Every Day Like the Last (Merge Records), a collection of brand-new songs and previously released singles, out June 23rd, that finds the band staking out new territory. The nine songs on Every Day Like the Last came from a period where Wye Oak was in flux after a decade-plus of steadily releasing albums and touring. Sonically, the collection represents Wasner and Stack getting back to basics. Balancing the organic and the artificial, using electronics and programming to add new textures.
Today, Wye Oak shares a visualizer for “Every Day Like the Last,” one of three brand-new songs on the record. “This song is about the sacrifices we make for love, companionship, and community,” the band explains. “Human beings are messy, and yet—we need each other. The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. But for all of us, and especially for those of us whose formative relationships were not so simple—alone can feel like the safest place to be. This song is about learning how to relax into imperfection, release the impulse to control and accept the reality that life is brief and always ending, so we might as well have some company.”