Last week, Walsall indie four-piece have returned with Wonderful. 2016 saw them grace the stages of Y-Not and Leeds, support Blossoms plus Ratboy on tour and the release of Tell Her How You . The Assist also have the support of BBC Introducing after being named Ones to Watch and Radio X hailed them the “Birmingham’s next big thing. Their sound is described as “inspired blend of biting indie and solid groove”. This single follows on from their debut EP ‘Trouble’ which charted at #16 on the Alt iTunes Chart.
Wonderful is a blend of glistening guitar licks, a catchy chorus and heartfelt lyrics. The Assist’s tracks are more often than not, try to inspire the youth of today. Wonderful is a track about finding the unique about you rather than imitating others. The track launches into a feel-good chorus which chants ‘You are so Wonderful’. Frontman, Mikey’s enchanting voice; a mix of raw, messy and sincerity which gives it the Madchester-esque vibes and creates a huge track which is one to get your fingers clicking, head bopping and heart pumping.
Here is what Mikey had to say on the following:
What’s the message/inspiration behind Wonderful?
MIKEY: That there is or should not be any form of social hierarchy, the image that is portrayed of celebrities and how magical they are can make some people feel very ordinary when in actual fact we are all just the same. We all have wonderful attributes of our own that make us unique in a certain way. I hope this encourages people to have a much better self perception of themselves , compare yourself to yourself and not to others.
Is this single a part of something bigger?
M: We certainly got a lot more creative with this single and a lot of effort went into the videography, production and art. We like to make a project of everything we do but this has a special feel about it.
How would you describe the song?
M: The song has an energetic guitar driven verse that intertwines very well with some bouncy slap bass surrounding a rap like vocal. The chorus has a real summer sing along feel and has a sense of euphoria and celebration when it is heard for the last time following a spacey breakdown leading to the grand finale.