“Angelica,” the new single from Wet Leg, feels very current in a way that sometimes eludes modern music. There’s not a lot of reinvention in the music itself; it’s splendid indie pop with a well-deployed wash of chunky guitar on the back half. Lyrically, though, it’s a whole different matter. Evidently drawing inspiration from watching the social interactions a real-life friend named Angelica, the Isle of Wight duo sing about the unique indignities of moving within the gnat-storm indignities within a party scene here in the first quarter of the twenty-first century: “But I don’t wanna follow you on the Gram/ I don’t wanna listen to your band/ I don’t know why I haven’t left yet/ Don’t want none of this.” Against this jubilant music, I feel their pain.
Wet leg’s self-titled debut album is scheduled for release in April.