We Never Asked For This – New West

We Never Asked For This is our short review of a band who thought (or their label/manager/agent/girlfriend thought) that it would be a good idea to send us an email saying “like me! like me! like me!” (more or less).

Today’s blind submission is from Philadelphia based project New West.

Postcard Editor: Maybe it’s the heatwave we’re suffering through, but these two songs from New West really hit the spot when they showed up in our inbox this week. Languid and lovely, both tracks build on the blueprint of neo-soul-rock pioneers like Sade and Simply Red for two slices of pure adult pop/soft rock perfection. As it’s only two tracks, it’s hard to say whether NW has more colors in their palette, but even if not, that’s fine. This is the perfect shade for days like these.

Check out both tracks below.

“Bend Song”

“Annie”

And while this will most likely drive some Smiths fans crazy, here is New West’s version of “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” that we think is a pretty great interpretation.

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