At this point there’s not too much point us describing Oh Wonder’s music as you already know their name is synonymous with quality, but we will copypasta from their PR email:
We wrote this song initially about cancer, and it developed into an exploration into the idea of needing immunity from disease, sadness, hopelessness or fear, not only in the physical form of white blood cells, but also with simple human love and support.The artwork for this song is particularly special for us, as rather serendipitously we had the pleasure of meeting Steven and Wendi, our fans – and now friends, from the US. Whilst studying at MIT, Steven inadvertently discovered a baseball-sized cancerous brain tumour, and successfully had it removed after a 10-hour awake brain surgery. We are humbled to have collaborated with Steven on the artwork, which is a very zoomed-in image of part of the removed tumour, photographed under a microscope by the man himself! (He’s literally one of the greatest humans we have ever met).
Amazing stuff. Expect more from them next month.
Stream: Oh Wonder – White Blood
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