A film about Northwest hip-hop from 2015
Wish You Were Here
Wish You were Here is a six-track, 2015 EP from The Physics. Thematically, we find the group asking existential questions, reflecting on age and friends and lovers long gone. Musically, I was immediately struck by the heavy, propulsive drums, floor-shaking bass, and an urgent mood that differs this release from the easygoing vibe of, say, their 2012 album Tomorrow People. There’s a weight of responsibility hovering over these tracks, and in these raps, counterpointed by some gorgeous guest vocals from Shelby Taylor.