Track Review: Before // Graywave

“It came slowly / from below me” is the introductory line of Graywave‘s latest single, ‘Before.’ It follows the debut single ‘Afternoon’ Escapism,’ released in early 2019, by West Midlands-based Jess Webberly – better known by the alias Graywave. The track is the second single from Planetary Shift, Graywave’s upcoming debut EP. The EP is set to explore a contrast between light and dark; ‘Before’ and previously released single ‘Like Heaven,’ give an insight into that up-down-up-down feeling.

‘Before’ tackles the subject of anxiety and feeling of regression. “This song was a way to express how I feel when I get anxious,” explains Graywave, “expressing that feeling through lyrics and music really helped me deal with it.”

The single comes in at just under 3 minutes long, but embodies a whole lifetime of feeling. Graywave creates music with the aim of making you feel like you’re elsewhere; ‘Before’ definitely does just that, and so much more. It’s dark, it’s moody, it’s dramatic. If ‘Before’ is anything to go off, then listeners are in for a real treat with Planetary Shift.

Words by Zoe Waggitt


The single comes in at just under three minutes long, but embodies a whole lifetime of feeling. Graywave creates music with the aim of making you feel like you’re elsewhere; ‘Before’ definitely does just that, and so much more. It’s dark, it’s moody, it’s dramatic. If ‘Before’ is anything to go off, then listeners are in for a real treat with Planetary Shift.

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