This is Video of the Week from Wales Arts Review. We’ll be showcasing some of the best art in Wales with a new video shared every week. From music to drama and everything in between, videos will not be limited by medium. Today’s video is the new single ‘Addo’ by award-winning Welsh trio, Adwaith.
Things are taking a more serious turn in this week’s Video of the Week, as we take a look at the new release from award-winning Welsh trio, Adwaith. ‘Addo’ explores the damage caused by destructive relationships, both to the people involved and all those around them.
Following the release of ‘Bato Mato’, Adwaith’s second album which went on to win the Welsh Music Award 2022, the band from Carmarthen were keen to return to the raw nature of their early sound. ‘Addo’, which is a first glimpse of the band’s third album which will be out next year, sees Adwaith going back to their roots with an open, constructive and relaxed track.
Drawing inspiration from artists such as Juliana Hatfield and Hole, ‘Addo’ came together at Black Bay Studios in the Hebrides, Scotland – with none other than James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers) playing guitar on the track. Although the single was influenced by the bright melodies of Breeders and Liz Phair, lyrically, ‘Addo’ is one of the trio’s darkest songs to date. The band explain: “‘Addo’ is about relationships that tire you out. It’s about looking after someone who is self-destructive where they don’t care about themselves, and how that have an impact on how you think about the world and the people around you.”
‘Addo’ is available to stream now from all the usual places.