Xoe Wise is a queer musician and Almost Famous superstar who we’ve already said lots of nice things about. She holds a special place in the independent singer-songwriter compartment of my heart and I’m gonna tell you why.
For one: Xoe Wise does a really beautiful cover of Mazzy Starr’s Fade Into You. Two: the album that it comes from, Archive of Illusions, is one of the most loved acoustic pop records in my collection. I’m not exaggerating, I have some really serious feelings about it. Three, and this relates to my last point: Xoe Wise just gets pop music. Damn can the girl write a catchy tune.
However, those are recordings of the past. The future is Xoe’s brand-new EP, Breakfast. It’s a little more electro-pop than acoustic-pop but still completely brill, as evidenced by the fact the way it cracked the Top 20 on the iTunes Songwriter Chart this week. You can check the Breakfast EP out on Spotify or download it on iTunes. It features a song called “Breakfast” AND a song called “Brunch”, and most of you probably enjoy at least one of those things.
Here’s Xoe playing the EP’s opening track, “Too Young.”
So if you enjoyed this and you live in or near Chicago, you can re-experience the magic of this track live this Thursday night, 25 July.
Xoe Wise Breakfast EP release w/ Tim Fite & Darrick Thompson
Thursday 25 July
2424 N Lincoln Ave.
8 pm | 18+ | $10 | Buy tickets here.