Swedish band, Band of Pockets, discover how to deliver the message ‘Wish You Could Be Someone Else‘ without the pain.
On their latest release, Yona Marie’s soulful tones flow with this brutally honest and yet sympathetic confession. The track is underscored by a mid-tempo groove of horns, keys and funky bass notes, supporting the songs’ catchy chorus.
In 2020, Band of Pockets, the brainchild of producer, guitarist, songwriter J.O. Nilsson, emerged on the scene with the EP Trust This Feeling and singles such as The Crown, and I Can Be That grounded in roots of sweet soul music. Their sound aligned closely to UK and US soul in both melody and lyrics style, undoubtedly enhanced by US artist Yona Marie‘s vocals.
The statement ‘Wish You Could Be Someone Else’ is unquestionably a heartbreaking line no one would like to hear. When told like this, however, it’s far, far easier to accept and enjoy!