Getting ahold of a demo-track Beck had been working on at home, his children introduced their friends to its sounds, and soon the song had “gone viral” amongst the kids. Or so goes the twee story that accompanies Wow’s release. That Beck’s children are preteens – a group, on the whole, not renowned for their sophisticated or steadfast musical tastes – is neglected to be mentioned, and whether the demo-track which so excited the young’uns was a version of Wow is left deliciously ambiguous.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 11th June 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.