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It Will Take Some Serious ‘Convincing’ To Get Us To Stop Listening to Wet Leg’s ‘Daisy’ Cover

It Will Take Some Serious ‘Convincing’ To Get Us To Stop Listening to Wet Leg’s ‘Daisy’ Cover

Best known for singles like ‘Wet Dream’ and ‘Chaise Lounge,’ Wet Leg is the indie duo of our dreams. Formed by best friends Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers, Wet Leg came together to make music in 2019, their unique music style gaining them instant praise and attention. With their critically acclaimed debut album released back in April and their upcoming tours with Harry Styles and Florence + the Machine, 2022 has truly been the year of Wet Leg. Despite this busy year, the duo has, however, decided to feed us even more content with the release of two new Spotify singles!

The first release is a cover of Ashnikko’s iconic 2020 single, ‘Daisy.’ Released as the second single for Ashnikko’s Demidevil album in July 2020, ‘Daisy’ is a pop-trap song that draws on elements of EDM, differing greatly from the signature indie and pop-punk sound that we hear from Wet Leg. However, while you may not expect Wet Leg to cover a song like ‘Daisy,’ they are able to take this song and wholly make it their own.  

The duo completely transform the song, opting to use traditional instruments rather than synths, allowing it to fit in with the rest of their discography seamlessly. The song still, however, maintains Ashnikko’s original dark and creepy vibe, with Rhian and Hester’s vocals bringing a haunting quality to the chorus that we simply adore. When discussing the cover, Rhian stated

“I remember going to stay with Rhian around the time we recorded Chaise with Jon McMullen and she had told me about this artist she’d been listening to loads. She sang and played ‘Daisy’ on the guitar in the morning while we had coffee. It feels like another little circle coming round in our Wet Leg world getting to make this cover.”

Wet Leg also released a reworked version of ‘Convincing,’ originally released as the sixth song on their self-titled album. The song has a softer vibe and is easily one of the most memorable tracks on the album, with Hester’s vocals pairing perfectly with its more melancholic and reflective tone. The new version of ‘Convincing’ is more stripped back, with the pair going for a more acoustic vibe that more resembles how they play the song live. When discussing the song, Hester stated: 

“Most of our album was written in the depths of 2020, and right up to April 2021 when we went into the studio. Since live music has opened back up, we play some tracks just as they were recorded, but ‘Convincing’ is one of the songs that has gone through a little shapeshift over time as we’ve been playing gigs for the last year. This version we recorded with James leans into the more mellow and woozy world it exists in our live sets.”

We mentioned at the beginning that the duo will be embarking on multiple tours this year, performing as the opening act for both Harry Styles and Florence + the Machine. We’re seriously jealous of everyone going to these tours and anyone who hasn’t got their tickets yet can get them here! But, if you want to see a Wet Leg headline show, then worry not! That’s right, as well as releasing these two exciting new singles, Wet Leg has also announced four upcoming shows in New York! North American stans have truly won this week. See all of their upcoming show dates below!

See Also

October 3 – C3 Stage, Guadalajara
October 4th – Lunario, Mexico City
October 6th – Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle
October 14th – McDonald Theatre – Eugene
October 9th – Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View
October 12th – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego
October 14th – Austin City Limits Musical Festival, Austin
October 15th – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles
October 21st – L’Aéroneff, Lille
October 23rd – Strom, Munich
October 25th – Magazzini Generali, Milan
October 26th – Mascotte, Zurich
October 27th – La Laiterie, Strasbourg
October 29th – Mojo Club, Hamburg
Oct 31st – Parkteatret, Oslo
November 1st – Debaser Strand, Stockholm
November 2nd – Vega, Copenhagen
November 4th – Trix, Antwerp
November 5th – Vera, Groningen
November 6th – Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin
November 7th – Kantine, Cologne
November 9th – Elysee Montmartre, Paris
November 10th – Rockhal Club, Esch-sur-Alzette
November 11th – Paradiso, Amsterdam
November 13th – UEA, Norwich
November 14th – O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol
November 15th – O2 Academy Liverpool, Liverpool
November 17th – SWG3, Glasgow
November 18th – Leeds Beckett Students Union, Leeds
November 19th – O2 Ritz, Manchester
November 21st – O2 Institute, Birmingham
November 23rd – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
November 24th – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
November 25th – Rock City, Nottingham
November 27th – Limelight, Belfast
November 28th – Academy, Dublin
December 4th – Headliner’s, Louisville
December 5th – Delmar Hall, St Louis
December 6th – Truman, Kansas City
December 13th – ALT 92.3 Presents: Webster Hall, New York City
December 14th – Bowery Ballroom, New York City
December 15th – Elsewhere, Brooklyn
December 16th – WFUV Presents: Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
February 12th – O-East, Tokyo
February 13th – Nagoya Club Quattro, Nagoya
February 14th – Umeda Club Quattro, Osaka
February 15th – O-East, Tokyo
February 20th – HBF Park, Perth
February 24th – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
February 25th – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
February 28th – Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
March 3rd – Accor Stadium, Sydney
March 4th – Accor Stadium, Sydney
March 7th – MT Smart Stadium, Auckland
May 13th – Casa Arena, Horsens
May 14th – Casa Arena, Horsens
May 17th – Olympiastadion, Munich
May 18th – Olympiastadion, Munich
May 22nd – Building Society Arena, Coventry
May 23rd – Building Society Arena, Coventry
May 26th – Murrayfield, Edinburgh
May 27th – Murrayfield, Edinburgh
June 1st – Stade De France, Paris
June 2nd – Stade De France, Paris
June 5th – Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam
June 6th – Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam
June 10th – Slane Castle, Slane
June 13th – Wembley Stadium, London
June 14th – Wembley Stadium, London
June 16th – Wembley Stadium, London
June 20th – Principality Stadium, Cardiff
June 21st – Principality Stadium, Cardiff
June 24th – Werchter Park, Werchter
June 27th – Merkur-Speil Arena, Dusseldorf
June 28th – Merkur-Speil Arena, Dusseldorf
July 2nd – PGE Narodony, Warsaw
July 5th – Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt
July 6th – Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt
July 8th – Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna
July 12th – Estadi Olimpic Lluis Company, Barcelona
July 14th – Espacio Mad Cool, Madrid
July 18th – Passeio Maritimo Alges, Lisbon
July 22nd – Emilia RCF Arena, Reggio

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So, do you love Wet Leg’s new singles as much as we do? Are you going to see them in New York? Be sure to let us know by tweeting us @TheHoneyPop or visiting us on our Facebook and Instagram.

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