“Its Way with Me” is an ongoing thoughtful figure, seen Wye Oak lying a patient rotating the instrument. Jenn Wasner sings of coming to peace with things she can’t change: “I can write all the pages / But I can’t answer myself.”
As Wasner explained in a press statement,
“This song is about surrender-about learning to feel at peace in the midst of turbulent existence by letting go of everything we can’t control. It’s about the fact that change and loss disappear no different from each. one, and about trying to have faith in a more peaceful and equitable future, even if the specific details of what might look like we thought.
The song features a video single shot from director Spence Kelly (who also leads the clip “TNT”) that sees Wasner literally letting the breeze “get along” with him. Check it out below.
Both “TNT” and “Its Way with Me” preceded Wye Oak’s first “online concert,” a pre-recorded event aired on July 1st at 8:00 pm ET. The show was acquired by Durham, NorthStar Church of the Arts in North Carolina and featured Wasner and Andy Stack playing material on Wye Oak’s discography as a duo. Tickets are available through Social Survivors.
Wye Oak has also released a handful of 2020 singles, including “Good luck” and “Fear of Heights”. Their last full length will be the years in 2018 The Faster I Call, The Faster It Runs, but Wasner also fell Head of Roses under his Flock of Dimes moniker back in the spring.