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Posted July 12, 2020 by Jeff in Tunes
 
 

New Album From Indie Rockers Wingtip Offers Story of Hope

Wingtip Photo Credit: Evan Tetreault
Wingtip Photo Credit: Evan Tetreault

Wingtip (Nick Perloff-Giles) announced its debut album, All Your Friends Are Here, is coming out August 14, and the group recently shared the new single, the tender ballad “Place Like This.”

“I’ve always loved the ‘American Gothic’ style of storytelling that folk and country songs do so well — songs about forgotten people stuck in a bad situation or trying to get out of one,” says Perloff-Giles in a press release about the album. “A lot of my writing is fairly conversational and small-scale, but on this one I wanted to try to zoom out — to tell a story about hope and escape that felt really big.” 

Perloff-Giles has issued a slew of singles (including his breakout “Rewind”) and an EP, but All Your Friends Are Here represents Wingtip’s debut full-length album. 

“In some ways, the last couple years have been the process of unlearning everything I learned,” says Perloff-Giles. “It’s very liberating, and I realize that the stuff that moves me and that I really want to emulate, is both personal and a little bit more unstructured.” 

Perloff-Giles spent most of 2017 and 2018 on the road touring behind “Rewind” and his debut EP, Ghosts of Youth. Perloff-Giles’ cites female singer-songwriters such as Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Daucus as inspirations, and he says his own process evolved and the journey towards All Your Friends Are Here began as a result of being inspired by their music.

“What I tried to do with the record in a sense,” says Perloff-Giles, “is free as much as possible myself, for the constraints of Wingtip as a product or an idea. In some ways, the last couple years have been the process of unlearning everything I learned. It’s very liberating, and I realize that the stuff that moves me and that I really want to emulate, is both personal and a little bit more unstructured.” 

Photo Credit: Evan Tetreault 


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