Indie-Pop Artist & Producer, Wingtip, Returns With Introspective Single & Video “Mr. 29”
December 2, 2022 BY Jason Currell
Nick Perloff-Giles, often known by his artist moniker, Wingtip, has lived numerous musical lives. His evolving personality, which shows off the pop craftsmanship required to master the system, is beautifully executed in his single “Mr. 29,” out today on all platforms.
“Mr. 29” represents Wingtip’s struggle with getting older juxtaposed with a lighter and slightly uplifting tempo.
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Wingtip describes the single, “I had been feeling a little burnt out and conflicted about getting older when I started writing this with Liam; I felt like my friends were off getting married and moving on with their lives and I was sort of stuck somewhere in my 20’s. I’m not 29 yet but I feel it coming sort of like an iceberg in the distance. Liam and I tried writing something positive and uplifting, but in the end, we just wanted to sort of sit in the feeling, because that’s what it felt like.”
He continues, “There’s not a way out, there’s not an obvious answer to time moving on, you just have to sort of grin and bear it and try and enjoy. With the production, I sort of had fun with the theme of getting older/vintage stuff and made it a bit of an homage to pop rock from the mid 1990s – vinyl scratches, acoustic guitars over breakbeats, big shouty choruses. I wanted it to feel nostalgic and adolescent all over again.”
On top of releasing new music, Wingtip is also on tour with Harbour, as well as special guest Lisa Heller, through the U.S. this fall.
The wonderful thing about Perloff-Giles’ love affair with songwriting is that it did not suddenly transform him into some cliche’d confessional balladeer. First, there were the professional considerations. His time in music-biz songwriting rooms, his way with a melody, and his electronic production acumen all opened doors. He’s contributed songs to the likes of Adam Lambert and Lauv, even receiving a writing credit for Celine Dion’s “Imperfections.” But it is the way that his increased comfort and focus as a writer has broadened Wingtip’s musical focus and opened the emotional gates of what it is that Nick Perloff-Giles’s songs might contribute to the world that’s stuck.