Wednesday’s Child – “Ronnie”


A supremely melodic rocker with playful guitar dynamics and vibrant vocal reflections, “Ronnie” is a standout single from London-based act Wednesday’s Child. The track is another single from the band’s upcoming EP, Seven Sisters, whose first single “Theda” caught our ears last month.

Venturing beyond the darker ardency of “Theda,” “Ronnie” embraces a soaring multi-layered vocal rock sound with hooky inducement. “It is a tribute to the late great Ronnie Spector and her sisterhood with The Ronettes,” the band explains. “Our song is from the perspective of someone feeling lost and nostalgic for what could have been, but finding ways to stay hopeful through Ronnie’s music. We have put our sincere love into these tracks.”

“How long has this been going on?” the vocals ask slyly as a moody guitar presence emerges. Lush doses of keys and an escalating vocal spirit excels into the “strangers on a date,” sequence — where enthusiastic guitar jangles and reflective vocal magic combine for a replay-inducing allure. The wordless vocal frolicking and woodwind creeping echoes a classic pop nostalgia, with The Ronettes adoration on full display. The track deftly balances a sort of post-punk and alt-rock energy in the verses with an infectious throwback pop appeal in the spine-chilling chorus.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2023’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Rock.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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