Wyatt Smith reclaims indie with his album "Trash"
It’s not often I post rock (no pun intended) but this time around I’m blown away. Expect more elucidations to come. The underground alternative scene, or whatever you want to call it, is the unsung hero of the past few years. Each time I venture into the related tracks of my SoundCloud suggestions I find ten or twenty new songs that impress me. While everyone is focused on the hip hop and rap scene of SoundCloud, the indie side of the spectrum is blossoming as well.
Wyatt Smith is one of those people who quietly creates these massive jams which have found an audience on the platform.
Wyatt Smith’s most recent release “Trash” got my attention immediately. The lyrics are light hearted and casual but make for an endearing and impactful song. The first line “stop turning into him” is the tone of a girlfriend who is witnessing her cool boyfriend turning into a lame. It's a passionate cry for help, an impassioned request to which the singer, Wyatt, responds delicately, “it’s alright, meet me at your house”.
It’s a conversation one imagines almost all couples say to each other eventually. But their problems can be saved by “putting the weed inside your mouth” and just getting high, not worrying about the issue.
Instead of thinking about insignifcant events which you can't control, Wyatt recommends running away and finding adventure.
The vibe of Wyatt Smith comes through on this song. In his own words, he doesn’t really care, he is hardly even making an effort.
But he doesn’t need to. The track sounds effortlessly fantastic, at one point in the transition he writes question marks to represent his inability to understand a line in the song - in my opinion he says “you walk so certainly” but that’s just my conjecture. Wyatt Smith is a young guitarist from the Santa Cruz and you can hear the influence of his geography in his music. Fusing together elements of punk and alternative rock, he creates easygoing tracks filled with a reservoir of replay value and perhaps even existentialist philosophy. But hey, don’t read anymore about this song, go listen.