It’s fitting that Wavves will release their new album, V, in the early days of fall, when lazy day-drunk weekends of summer already feel like a far-off memory. Nathan Williams’ brand of songwriting has followed a familiar pattern over the course of his career. His songs feel giddy, anxious, then elated, and he makes falling hard and fast into relationships and mischief sound worth it, even when it fills you with self-doubt and makes your head hurt. Like all of Wavves’ catalogue, V has a sunny exterior that blinds you from some Williams’ unease, which makes this a ridiculously fun album to listen to. It’s a pick-me-up that soothes the changing seasons and reminds you why life is worth living. Listen below.
V is out 10/2 via Ghost Ramp/Warner Bros.