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LONGLIST 2022

Walt Disco
— Unlearning

  • Label: Lucky Number Music
  • Released: 1 April 2022

Walt Disco

Walt Disco are a band who defy all convention to create a world of their own, truly like no other. Their fearless, unique pop songs are created without constraint, with a message of self expression at the very core of everything they do.
Blending a cacophony of sounds ranging from new wave and glam rock to queer modern art-pop, the Glasgow-based sextet’s youthful songs are as much dancefloor fillers as they are anthemic earworms. With a penchant for memorable songs which resonate across generations, vocalist and band leader Jocelyn Si writes earnest lyrics about self exploration and love in the digital age.

Unlearning

Glasgow’s Walt Disco released their enchanting debut album Unlearning, on April 1st 2022, following the thundering and highly emotive singles ‘Macilent’, ‘Weightless’ and ‘Selfish Lover’ released in 2021.

The breathtaking record is steeped in metamorphoses, a stage show in two acts. It covers flings and romances, identities and bodies and change, profound familial love, and – of course – Hollywood glamour. The album plays out like a musical, with an emotional arc and even an instrumental interlude, winkingly titled ‘The Costume Change’.

While the themes of the album are universally relatable, Walt Disco’s gift is in the unique experience of discovery and heartbreak between queer people – something that frontperson Jocelyn explores in depth on songs such as ‘Weightless’, ‘Be An Actor’ and ‘Hold Yourself As High As Her’. In Walt Disco’s eyes, it’s never too late to become what you might have been and there are plenty of possibilities to explore on Unlearning.

LONGLIST 2022

Walt Disco
— Unlearning

  • Label: Lucky Number Music
  • Released: 1 April 2022