Originally formed as a duo to perform covers in the South Wales area, Waiting For Winry is a husband-wife duo known for insightful, engaging and emotive music. Seeking to step out from their covers act status, Ria Rees (vocals) and David Rees (guitar) found themselves sharing original material. Influenced by the sub-genres of rock, pop and folk, Waiting For Winry are breaking boundaries with their genre-defying sound. The latest addition to their discography is ‘The Imposter’s Guide’.
“The song began as a discussion in a coffee shop. Ria often battles with imposter syndrome and since beginning to get more involved with songwriting it had reared its head once more. Over coffee, we discussed how it seemed impossible that there were people in the world who went through their day to day lives without having to deal with those feelings of inadequacy and fraudulence… Later that evening, we held a writing session and decided to try and capture some of these thoughts in a song.” – David Rees on ‘The Imposter’s Guide’
Using music as a catharsis to deal with challenges and inner turmoil, the Welsh duo proffer intimate melodies with insightful lyricism. ‘The Imposter’s Guide’ touches on mental health difficulties with particular focus on the symptoms of imposter syndrome. Using her personal experiences with imposter syndrome, Ria explores isolation, inadequacy, frustration, self-doubt and self-conflict, but in a rather catchy way.
Reflective and insightful, the lyricism is poignant; however, it is Ria’s melodic vocals that enhance the sincerity behind the solemnity. Combining Ria’s heartwarming, but at the same time heart-wrenching, vocals with David’s dynamic guitar, Waiting For Winry certainly engulf one in a soul-stirring swirl of sound with their new single.