Former Let’s Wrestle frontman Wesley Gonzalez is continuing to blaze forth on his own weird and wonderful solo path, and this time he’s got some tools in tow.
‘I Am A Telescope’ is the latest cut to be unveiled from forthcoming debut LP ‘Excellent Musician’ (due June 30th via Moshi Moshi), and no surprises here: it’s all kinds of bizarre and brilliant.
Part love song, part ode to a quarter life crisis, it pits Gonzalez’ deadpan lyrics (“I’m scared of growth/ I’m scared of change/ I’m scared of life/ I’m scared of my second name”) against the kind of chintzy keyboards that Frank Sidebottom would be proud of. FYI that’s a compliment.
Here’s Wes: “I Am A Telescope’ is one of the few love songs on the album, which was written within the first few months of meeting my girlfriend. I met her when I was taking a lot of drugs and working a shitty job, aimlessly, and I felt uplifted but still felt I had a long way to go personally. It’s half me just explaining what a mess my life is and half telling my girlfriend I love her.”
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