Oh Wonder is currently preparing for the release of their debut album in later in the year, however, this hasn’t stopped them from carrying on their year-long tradition. The London-based duo have promised to release a new single for their fans every month for a year. White Blood is the latest one. The moving track has a slow piano medley and a beautiful vocal harmony throughout. It has a very chill tone, like the majority of their other tracks.
This track has an inspiring story behind it. According to a post on their Facebook, it was inspired by some fans they met in the US named Steven and Wendi:
They are both remarkable people – generous, warm-hearted and so spirited. Steven is a doctoral student at MIT, and after a voluntary academic scan he discovered a baseball-sized cancerous brain tumour, which was successfully removed after a 10-hour awake brain surgery. We are humbled to have collaborated with Steven on the artwork for our forthcoming single, ‘White Blood’. The image is a very zoomed-in image of part of his brain tumour, photographed under a microscope by the man himself!
We wrote ‘White Blood’ to explore the idea of needing immunity from disease, sadness, hopelessness or fear, not only in the physical form of white blood cells, but also with simple human love and support. This song is for you, Steven and Wendi, and for anyone else out there that is dealing with difficult physical or mental health circumstances. We are all here for each other.
Their debut album will be released on September 4th.