Wasuremono is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist William Southward, who meticulously creates and records the music in his shed studio. Initially a solo project, William enlisted friends, Madelaine Ryan, and siblings Isaac and Phoebe Phillips, to complete the live band. The atmospheric pop songs filled with four part harmonies, layers of warm fuzzy synths and soundscapes, have hooky melodies and are led by Williams distinctive songwriting and vocals which soar from a warm baritone to full falsetto. In Japanese, the word “wasuremono” describes something forgotten or left behind.
Today, Wasuremono’s sound has evolved in synchrony with what sensorially deprived music lovers need: heart-tugging, joyous, oddball pop. The band’s third album, Let’s Talk, Pt. 1, has just been released.