New York-based dream-folk group Wilsen released their second full-length album on Apr. 28. While I Go Missing In My Sleep is not a far leap from their first full-length, Sirens, however, Wilsen incorporated more pop-influenced sounds into this latest release. The trio is fronted by Tamsin Wilson, a trained vocalist and musician from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. In past interviews, Wilson has cited The National, and Simon and Garfunkel as musical inspirations.
Wilsen, above. As seen on Line of Best Fit.
Wilsen embraces minimalist lyricism and vocals in I Go Missing in My Sleep. Quiet percussion and strings lay the foreground to the powerful lyrics that Wilsen sings in her strong-yet-soft voice. Track nine, “Emporer,” is an excellent example of the genius lyricism exhibited by Wilsen, especially when she evokes powerful imagery in the line, “Now he’s coughing crimson kneeling on the floor.”
There is not a single track on I Go Missing in My Sleep that seems repetitive or out of place. The album was expertly tracked and beautifully written. Wilsen is for fans of Daughter, Grouper, St. Vincent and Beach House. Wilsen elegantly transcends a variety of genres.