Diese Veranstaltung ist schon vorbei


So 28. Mai 2017, 21:00

Wo: Chelsea, Lerchenfelder Gürtel 29, 16. Ottakring, Wien

Altersbeschränkung: Alle Altersklassen

Eingetragen von: Oeticket

Will Joseph Cook makes pop music in 3D. Though his melodies are instinctively catchy, it s the poignant, questioning lyrics that linger uncomfortabl y under your skin. I m really into duality, he says. I ve always liked music that sounds triumphant at the same time as sounding completely fragile. That s what makes music emotional, when you can t quite pinpoint what it is. It s this conflict that sits at the centre of Cook s appeal — especially in his bold, satirical visuals, which he s passionate about creating.The videos for his seemingly happy- go -lucky tunes, Girls Like Me and Sweet Dreamer , battle between heartbreaking realities and unsettling surrealism. I like creating a conflict between aesthetic and what is actually being said he says — a sense that applies to both his songs and videos. I want it to be like how you actually think. You never feel just one emotio n at any time. Now 19 years old, Cook has already been honing this multi -dimensional approach to crafting infectious songs since he was just 14.Finding inspiration in everything from the youthful indie charms of MGMT, Vampire Weekend and Darwin Deez to the p ost punk art pop of Talking Heads, Orange Juice and Gang of Four. In early 2015, the Kent-born singer- songwriter released his debut EP You Jump I Run on Duly Noted Records. This first collection of tracks explored an unfiltered indie and acoustic theme, whil e its follow-up, Proof Enough on Atlantic Records, demonstrated more of a groove as Cook began incorporating more electronic production. Both EPs displayed a songwriter with an ability to balance his listener s emotions on a knife-edge of tension and joy, while his vocal reached ever further into falsetto verses and shout-along, pulsing choruses. Cook began crafting his debut album, Sweet Dreamer, in late 2015.Still true to his bedroom roots, he writes his songs alone, sketching out arrangemen ts in Logic, before bringing his demos to the studio. It s a pop album, he says definitively. I like songs to be instant. I don t necessarily like it to be a challenge on your first listen . Mostly dealing with the tumult and technicolour of teenage romance, a common theme among the tracks is Cook s ability to take the seemingly mundane and imbue it with tragicomic sign ificance. The overarching theme of the record is unbridled joy and emotion, conveyed in its shimmering alt-pop delivery.