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In anticipation of The Wrecks latest album Sonder being released on June 10th, I wanted to take you all on a little journey back in time with a killer review of their 2020 masterpiece, Infinitely Ordinary.  If you loved this album, Sonder  takes it to a whole new level and firmly validates why The Wrecks are so special to so many, all around the world.  Enjoy this throwback and get ready for one the most eagerly anticipated Indie releases of 2022.  Trust me, you won't be disappointed!

The Alternative Indie Rock Band The Wrecks had left their fans eagerly anticipating a full album since their hit 2017 single, “Favorite Liar” (which still sits at the band’s number one most played song). Fans were left wondering if they would get anything like the famed “Favorite Liar” again. Myself being one of said fans, I can say without a doubt, Infinitely Ordinary is worth every moment of anticipation. This album both captures the band’s staple intensity, edge, and screamable choruses within their lyrics, while not excluding their newfound sensitivity and poetic inflection. The album opens with “Freaking Out”, which is an ode to the tone that is to follow, and a reminder of the band’s past hits. The song captures its title incredibly well, from the upbeat tempo, the angry, emotionally charged lyrics, making its audience feel as if they truly are freaking out along with lead singer Nick Anderson. From the first song, fans could see the same old 2017 Wrecks they fell in love with, were still kicking. The entirety of the album has a passion and intensity to its lyrics well recognized by older fans, but it’s not without its newfangled softer moments.

“Four” is an ideal example of the new tone The Wrecks implement in this new album. The song is the antithesis of what you would expect from the alternative band. It features a heartfelt, soft spoken, poetic pause from the intensity, showing the band’s more sensitive side. They do this all the while still capturing the infectious rhythmic spirit of the rest of their work. A new, but welcome change in The Wreck’s discography. They seem to follow a pattern of grunge to bliss throughout the album, having the song that follows, “We All get Lonely”, circle back to the band’s roots (This time however, with a twist). This song features another alt indie artist by the name of TOMI, to which the band used in quite a unique way. Instead of having the male dominated vocal’s take over the track leaving TOMI to disappear into the background, they decided to switch things up. By having TOMI take the deeper ranged vocals and giving the falsetto and airy vocals to lead singer Nick Anderson, they completely switch the expectation of gender roles.

Banger after banger fills this album, but it is imperative to mention a fan-favorite “Fvck Somebody”, a true anti-love song. By going against the grain and making a song with the chorus stating 'I wish you’d fuck somebody', we get an insight into how this band differs from the rest. Never before has a song about a relationship urged the other to cheat. Instead of focusing on the lovey-dovey-ness of relationships, like most artists tend to, The Wrecks decide to emphasize the feeling of being trapped by a partner. It is the resonance of these decisions that separate The Wrecks from the others.

Infinitely Ordinary is not only an album unlike The Wrecks usual work, it is also unlike much of the genre. It is easy to see the growth of the band by looking at how they open the album and how they close it. The LP begins with an energetic bang, having their familiar tone and a return to their upbeat, grungy, alternative aesthetic, this is not at all how the album ends. In the conclusion we hear the song titled after the album “Infinitely Ordinary”, a much slower tempo and much more profound optimistic outlook on the world. A drastic change to the opener “Freaking Out” which has the aesthetic of a panic attack. “Infinitely Ordinary” leaves fans wanting more, ending on such a soft note feels like an uncharacteristic conclusion, leaving their audience to reflect and find contentment within their own 'Infinitely Ordinary Life'.

Kade McKenna

Photojournalist - Denver

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