Wish You Were Hereis the moniker of LA-based musicianJesse Barnettand today he’s sharing his brand new single, “Come Find Me“. The track followsWish You Were Here‘s debut single, “No Say” and is another fantastic preview of the project’s compelling sound.
Like many of Barnett’s songs,“Come Find Me”is rooted in simple guitar lines and warm vocal melodies that are build upon to create a lush arrangement that utilizes understated drums, atmospheric guitar flourishes, and layered harmonies to great effect. It’s an impressive, fully realized sound, and another exciting preview of whatWish You Were Herehas in store.
For Barnett,Wish You Were Hereis part reinvention, part catharsis, and part fresh start. For years, he’s fronted hardcore behemothStick To Your Guns, and although Wish You Were Here couldn’t be more sonically different, the project’s origins actually go back to Barnett’s earliest musical roots. A love ofPaul Simonpreceded his introduction to punk rock and engrained Barnett’s musical DNA with the idea that volume is not the only way to achieve impactful, compelling songs. The beginnings ofWish You Were Herewere less an intentional activity and more a necessary response to personal turmoil within his life–a place to find solace and process feelings through creativity.
Barnett describes“Come Find Me”saying:“This is a song about feeling trapped by people who think that they know what’s best for you. Sometimes it’s better to cut ties than to let yourself get dragged down, even if it’s difficult or feels harsh.”
Be on the look out soon for more information regardingWish You Were Here‘s upcoming debut album. In the meantime, Barnett will be touring Europe this fall, see full itinerary below.
11/22 Antwep, Belgium @ JC Bouckenborgh
11/23 Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Dynamo
11/24 Hamburg, Germany @ Nochtwache
11/25 Berlin, Germany @ Baumhausbar
11/26 München, Germany @ Heppel un Ettlich
11/27 Wien, Austria @ Chelsea
11/28 Zürich, Switzerland @ Hafenkneipe
11/29 Nurnberg, Germany @ Stereo Club
12/01 Köln, Germany @ Gebaude 9
12/02 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Museum Wiesbaden
12/03 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Museum Wiesbaden