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Doorbell by Wilmah

Emily Freeland

Sep 29, 2023

Wilmah releases yet another genre bending single. Here's what Emily has to say about it!

There are those rare bands that stand out as pioneers, pushing boundaries and crafting soundscapes that resonate with the human experience. Hailing from the heart of a thriving indie music scene, Wilmah is a band that refuses to be confined by genre boundaries, and their newest release, ‘Doorbell,’ is a testament to their exceptional artistry. The song combines melancholic lyricism and upbeat guitar work, making for a layered poetic expression of love, longing, and the passing of time.  

With bassist Will O’Connor and guitarist/vocalist Matt Connolly, Wilmah ultimately originated in Buffalo, New York, where the two began making music together. After college, the two reunited and moved to the diverse and vibrant music scene of New York City, where they learned how to incorporate their own experiences with introspection and storytelling into their music, with influences such as The 1975 or Father John Misty. Because of this, their style blends elements of alternative rock, folk, and indie pop into a mesmerizing fusion of sound. Each member of Wilmah brings their own distinctive flavor to the mix, resulting in a musical synergy that is both entertaining and soul-stirring. 

I deeply enjoyed how ‘Doorbell’ paired longing, nostalgic, soul-touching lyrics with impeccably cheery instrumentation such as lush harmonies, intricate guitar-playing, and rhythm, which added many layers of depth to the piece. Wilmah’s ability to seamlessly blend genres shines through in the song, transitioning effortlessly from delicate verse to powerful, anthemic choruses, creating a dynamic and emotionally charged listening experience. In short, the fun and catchy vibes of the song are a surprisingly perfect pairing for the sad lyrics. The band’s keen sense of arrangement and production elevates the song to an immersive experience, the melodies reminding me of autumn leaves and emotions resonating with poignant honesty, weaving a narrative that is both intimate and relatable. 

Wilmah’s 'Doorbell' is not just a song; it’s an invitation to explore the rich tapestry of human emotions through musical creativity. The band’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of their craft is evident in every note, and their dedication to creating music that resonates with the soul is palpable. As you delve into the world of Wilmah and their mesmerizing tunes, prepare to embark on a musical journey that will leave an indelible mark on your heart and mind. And don’t forget to take a listen to ‘Doorbell,’ which is now available on all streaming platforms!

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