Present Waves – Kings And Queens

Present Waves is a Toronto-based multi-instrumentalist. He graduated, then travelled Europe and South Africa for 4 months and returned home with “new inspiration and vigor for song-writing”. Kings And Queens is the first track from his debut Wakeup Shot EP and, in Saul’s words, “is a look back on childhood, total nostalgia”. It begins with a folky guitar and a background piano that are reminiscent of the best ballads by Okkervil River and goes on by showing amazing psych-pop skills à la Grizzly Bear/Local Natives. It’s awesome, really.

Listen below.