Day Wave at The Independent, by Jessica Perez
Day Wave (photo: Jessica Perez)

In preparation of the upcoming release of his EP Crush, Oakland shoegaze project Day Wave released the second single titled “Potions.” The song “is about being drawn towards the wrong things in life. It can be hard to understand why we go towards toxic things or people, with this song I was just trying to make sense of it for myself” says Jackson Phillips.

Crush comes after a quiet few years in which Day Wave performed and recorded with Pete Yorn and Jai Wolf. Fittingly, the debut of the EP came earlier this year with a song aptly titled “Starting Again,” the first original Day Wave track we’ve heard since 2018’s “Still Let You Down.” Although it’s evident that Day Wave has evolved and sings with a newfound resilience, he stays true to the hazy lo-fi sounds that are signature to his style.

Crush EP will be out April 24.

Watch the video for “Potions”: