I am really excited to introduce you all to the new band MisterWives. They have a very different sound, fusing pop with soul, dance and folk, like the world’s best music smoothie. MisterWives was formed in 2012 when three New York natives set out to produce and perform independently composed music. The core members include Mandy Lee (vocals/keys) William Hehir (bass) and Etienne Bowler (drums) while their touring band adds sax, trumpet, guitar, and strings to their seasoned sound. The group creates music that, while accentuating Lee’s voice, is also quite philosophical in nature.
You’d never guess that they have only been around since 2012 by listening to the well-written and masterfully produced “Coffins.” It’s the kind of instantly impactful song that sounds fit for a movie soundtrack. If you sped it up and dropped a synthy beat under it, “Coffins” would fit in with major pop radio hits. Furthermore, a string section and steady tempo give this a dramatic twist that swells as it progresses and makes you want to hit that replay button immediately. I don’t know what it is about Mandy Lee’s voice, but something constantly draws me to it. And there has been a lot of good music released recently, but it has to be said that MisterWives takes the cake with, “Coffins.” I can honestly say that this is one of the best singles I have heard this year.
You can download this, and their other music, for free here! Be sure to listen to several of them, because each one has its own distinct vibe.