Come In by Weatherday – A Modern Relative Classic

Music is eternal. Every culture has their own forms and styles of music. Music is something that lives on and influences people and the internet has only made that influence last longer. Albums like Twin Fantasy by Car Seat Headrest, In the Aeroplane and Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel, The Glow pt. 2 by The Microphones, and more have stayed alive on the internet, where other albums have faded away to obscurity for lack of staying power, or just a severe lack of luck. Come in by Weatherday definitely has the ability to join the same stature as all of these relative modern classics. 

Weatherday is a noise-pop project by Swedish multi-instrumentalists, Sputnik. The album Come In is their main claim to fame, and in the author’s opinion, it is their magnum opus, or their culminating life work. Each track on the album has its own individual identity. From the polarizing nature of the opening track, “Come In”, to the bipolar, sporadic, and spasmodic track, “My Sputnik Sweetheart”, Sputnik does not limit himself to one style or even genre/subgenre in his magnum opus. “My Sputnik Sweetheart” exemplifies this range because it begins as an uncomfortable slow rhythm song, speaking of an equally uncomfortable romance, yet as it speeds up, the level of irritability and claustrophobia from the listener increases. Near the four-minute mark, the song takes a beautiful and more polished turn, incorporating a soft acoustic and a choir of voices softly singing, and then turns back to the uncomfortable and rash style that is so synonymous with Weatherday. The spasmodic nature of this track lines well with the lyrics, speaking of an uncomfortable and dysfunctional relationship, with moments of beauty and ugliness intertwined. Around the seven-minute mark, an orchestral arrangement is employed, sounding closer to a catholic hymn than a lo-fi production. From just “My Sputnik Sweetheart”, the listener can infer of the talent and vision that Sputnik has, and can see the obscure beauty of Weatherday. — Luke Whitaker


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