Hailing from Eldersburg, Maryland, the Singer/Songwriter and Producer Wan releases a sweet and reminiscent track titled, "Last Summer."
Wan mentioned that growing up in Eldersburg helped his musical versatility thrive as his influences spanned anywhere from U2 to Jay-Z. Being a multi-instrumentalist (trumpet and piano) with a past in church choirs, Wan showcases his natural talent through his mesmerizing single "Last Summer." Everything from the alternative atmospheric instrumentals to the heartfelt storyline Wan sings truly makes it easy for the listener to place themselves as the main character in this summer love song.
Opening with sweetly filtered electric guitar strums and a mid-tempo groove, "Last Summer" takes us back to our carefree summers. Once Wan's vocals appear, his filtered and mellow vocals carry the track to new and introspective places while explaining distant and passionate memories. The lighthearted alternative instrumentals sonically exude this feeling of reminiscence while leading the listener through the darkness with the bright light of this song. Wan sings lyrics of wishing to experience these events again, which all seems so far away, seeing as this summer is nothing but ordinary.
It would be an understatement to say that Wan's single "Last Summer" is a love song, as he showcases many different emotions within this tender piece while we relate with each lyric he faintly sings. All we're wondering now is what Wan will have to say about this summer.
Listen to "Last Summer" here.
Hello Wan and thanks for catching up with us at BuzzMusic. What inspired you to write a single that reminisces "Last Summer" in all its glory?
Honestly, I just wanted to make a happy and sad feeling song at the same time. I wrote the song reminiscing on the time I went to LA to chase my dreams.
Could you help listeners get a clearer image of who you are, what your music tends to represent, and how you want to be perceived by the public?
My name is Wan. I'm just a guy who loves making music and loves great chord progressions. I'm not quite sure what my music represents yet but I always stay true to myself. I just want to be perceived as someone who makes great music.
You describe such detailed scenes within your single "Last Summer." What was your songwriting process like, and what did you want listeners to feel after listening to your lyrics?
The songwriting process was pretty simple. I kind of just wrote the song in one sitting. I also take pride in being very transparent and literal with my lyrics. I wanted the listeners to be happy and sad at the same time.
Seeing as your single "Last Summer" leans towards alternative instrumentals, does your sound usually coincide with this genre? Or do you regularly experiment with a variety of sounds?
I like to experiment with a variety of sounds so my next song may sound nothing like this at all haha. I also like to mess around with different synths. I am also a big rap/pop fan so who knows what can happen.
What can we expect to see next from you, Wan?
You can expect more music soon and possibly some visuals. Trying very hard to work through this pandemic.