All A Bit Mad
Released: 24 February 2021
Wayward drop another explosive taster of their upcoming debut album Waiting For The World, this third single built around the voice of Femi Koleoso, drummer of pioneering London nu jazz band Ezra Collective.
Wayward explains – “ Before lockdown we’d been lucky enough to have seen Ezra Collective at The Roundhouse in London. The way that Femi addressed the crowd at that gig was more like an MC at a rave than the leader of a jazz band. The energy he created was so impressive that we had the idea to sample his voice. All A Bit Mad was the first tune we wrote during the lockdown period. Stuck in the house reminiscing about clubbing and thinking about the prospect of no live music for a considerable stretch of time was what inspired it. Special thanks to Femi for inspiring this track and bringing this one to life.”
Following the two album teasers Back To The Old Days and Ridge Road, All A Bit Mad jumps right into the sounds of a roaring applause – inimitable sounds we’re craving now more than ever. Uplifting from the get go, that applause is chased in by ravey, vigorous drums and enlivening synths, with Femi’s “Are you ready to party an’ that?” rousing an overspill of euphoria.
A&R’s at Silver Bear Recordings since 2017 following the successful release of Orissa, Wayward’s forthcoming album Waiting For The World has already connected with tastemakers at radio with spins from Lauren Laverne, Tom Ravenscroft, Jaguar at BBC Introducing, and seen press support from, Boiler Room 4:3, Beatportal, and Dummy’s Next Hype and Top Electronic Tracks of 2020 Spotify playlists.
Every once in a while we like to bring out the big guns and showcase a track that would do some damage on the dancefloor. I think this is a really big step up for them, and when I heard this I just thought this is so special.
Jaguar (BBC Introducing) – Back To The Old Days
“Back To The Old Days,” is something special. Its ravey escapism is captured by the Joy Orbison-esque sampling
Beatport On Our Radar
Wayward giving us the nostalgic vibes
Tom Ravenscroft – Back To The Old Days
This is today’s freshest cut. Something brand new that’s just come into us and we’re sharing it with you…I love this track, this is Wayward – Ridge Road
Lauren Laverne – Ridge Road
This is a vibe
Jason Bently (KCRW) – Back To The Old Days