Back To The Old Days
Released: 18 November 2020
silver bear: BEAR0018D
London-based duo Wayward cement their reputation as purveyors of transportive sounds with their next outing via Silver Bear Recordings.
Louis Greenwood and Lawrence Hayes have gained some serious steam in recent years. They’ve co-crafted cuts for artists across a spectrum of genres. From studio sessions with Grammy-winning creative giant Skrillex, to Ninja Tune’s Park Hye Jin, and alt-indie enigma Chelou. Firmly establishing themselves as broad respected producers. Releases have come through Fort Romeau’s Cin Cin Records and Australian-based Beats Of No Nation and Silver Bear’s vast catalogue is the work of the discerning duo as they took the helm as A&Rs back in 2017, a label for tastemakers alike.
Electronic music has the magic ability to conjure up feelings and visuals and ‘Back To The Old Days’ does just this. It wasn’t crafted overnight. It started in Berlin, was finished in LA, and encapsulates the euphoric rave experiences that London gave the boys during their formative years.
It also nods back to WAC Arts College in London where Louis and Lawrence were tutors, working with creative, talented youths who were seeking something that mainstream education didn’t offer. The track cleverly features a vocal rip from an interview with one of the students airing his experiences.
Penchant for melodies, bouncy, emotive, with influences that can be traced to breaks, jungle and rave breakdowns ‘Back To The Old Days’ is the immersive escapism that we all love and need.