WENS Takes Aim At LA’s Obsession With The “Rich & Famous”

Mike Wass | November 10, 2019 9:02 pm
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WENS first popped up on my radar back in 2017 with viral hits “Bones” and “Bleed.” Since then, the 19-year-old has signed a major label deal with Warner Music and gained even more buzz with a song called “Cinderella.” She now returns with a scathing alt-pop anthem about Living The Dream in Los Angeles. “All the people say would you rather be rich and famous or fit into the crowd, be nameless,” WENS sings on the chorus. “Do you wanna sell your soul to the devil, to go up one notch, one level?”

What’s it all about? “Growing up in LA has definitely had its pros and cons,” the breakout star explains. “It’s the city of stars, but also the city where lots of peoples’ dreams never come true. I’ve constantly had this feeling of pressure to fit a certain mold to reach higher levels of success — but at the same time questioning what does success even mean? I used this song as an outlet for my frustrations about that struggle, making fun of the idea that you’re either rich & famous or a nobody.” Listen below.

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