Wiska is releasing their third single ‘Broken’ on the 26th of October 2020 (to be released on all platforms November 2nd).
Wiska (Laura Wiebe) collaborated with her brother and producer Jackson Wiebe to transform her poetry into an alternative-pop sound on her debut single ‘Tryst’. Working from across the Pacific Ocean, Jackson pieced together the music for their follow-up single ‘To Rest’ in his bedroom in Sydney before sending it to Laura in Concepción, Chile where she recorded the vocals.
Continuing with their long-distance collaboration during the COVID-19 pandemic, Wiska expanded their stylistic influences for 'Broken' which draws inspiration from electronic artists such as Flume, Charli XCX and Grimes. The result is a dense electronic tune that balances a tender vocal performance with hard hitting choruses.
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Laura began writing poetry at the age of 10 and has since performed her spoken word poems at local Sydney venues such as Blue Fig Bar and Lazybones Lounge. In late 2019, her brother Jackson began to write music for one of her poems, which would become their debut single ‘Tryst’. They have continued to collaborate creatively, seeking to audiate the words of her lyrics into emotionally compatible music.
The contrast of gentle guitars, distorted synthesisers and dense harmonies take inspiration from musicians such as Bon Iver and Aurora as Wiska strives towards a diverse, alternative-pop sound.