Many descriptive words can be used to describe Glasgow band Walt Disco’s latest single ‘Weightless’ and some of the best to use are majestic, chaotic and haunting.
While only being the second track released in collaboration with their new label ‘Lucky Number’, their unique art rock sound perfectly entwines with the groovy synths that evoke feelings of hope and nostalgia within.
Although the music is versatile enough to be played at parties and on your daily route to work, the song goes much deeper and is front person James Potter’s reflection on his struggle and experience with gender identity as a non-binary person. Listeners will be instantly drawn into the melancholy the song presents after only hearing the first 5 seconds and while summer may be over, this song is the perfect piece to listen to as we transition into darker and colder times.
The band who are no strangers to the Glasgow music scene have traded their regular stages in places like King Tuts to make their TRNSMT debut this year. Following their performance, it shows that their music is ready for the next level and is popular not only within their community but that the melodies can resonate with wide audiences too.