Oh Weatherly’s “Without My Ring (I Think I Want You)”
Oh Weatherly is a relatively newer name in the Pop Punk Rock scene, but they already are making quite the splash. Last year, the band released their debut album “Lips Like Oxygen” via Hopeless Records. The record featured an instant hit, “Here Tonight”, but the band chose to re-record a few of the songs that didn’t get as much traction, releasing their acoustic versions on the “Lips Like Oxygen Reimagined EP”. One of those songs was I Think I Want You, which they released acoustically as “Without My Ring (I Think I Want You)”
The song features acoustic and clean electric guitar as well as bass guitar, keyboard, and a natural percussion kit with shakers and a few snareless drums. Lead singer Blake Roses jumps into the song right away, singing about a relationship that is going nowhere.
Musically, the song is built around the same repeating melody and chordal structure, and each verse swells to a fuller sounding chorus than the one before it.
Roses repeats the line “I Think I Want You/I Think I Want You to Leave” which is the central mood of the song. The singer can’t decide if he wants to continue working to fix the relationship or if he wants to cut his losses and move on. As the song progresses, we hear each verse lean more and more towards ending the relationship.
If you’re looking for a new band to get into and like groups that can competently go back and forth from pop punk rock to Acoustic pop punk rock, then Oh Weatherly is certainly worth a listen!