Wiff – “Doesn’t Mean Much”


“Doesn’t Mean Much” is a blast of grippingly nostalgic alt-rock from Denver-based band Wiff. Heavy, exhilarating guitars glide effortlessly into the initial verses, propelled by a bouncy bass line and composed vocals. These contemplative vocals ascend to a raucously infectious chorus. “Dancing in the kitchen to a song,” the vocals let out here. “Wishing all the best to everyone I once said I hate.”

There’s a fond likeness to The Replacements in tone and ferocity, particularly as the second chorus launches off with a more frenzied vocal ardency. The “it doesn’t mean much,” punctuation dazzles alongside the pulsing guitar distortion, warming and replay-inducing. “Doesn’t Mean Much” is a stellar rock output from Wiff.

The band elaborate on the track:

“The song describes a sense of stagnation and boredom, longing for something more authentic and meaningful. It touches on themes of nostalgia, lost connections, and the desire for new experiences. The chorus emphasizes the act of finding solace and escape through dancing in the kitchen while reflecting on the paradox of yearning for discomfort in a world where feeling content has become mundane.”

Stream Wiff’s Nowadays EP:

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

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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