Stream: The Sweet Hurt, ‘All the Things’

The Sweet Hurt (Photo by Casey Curry)
The Sweet Hurt (Photo by Casey Curry)

South Bay native Wendy Wang has an impressive resumé as a multi-instrumentalist, side player, studio hand and composer, but her solo work as the Sweet Hurt has always taken a back seat to those other endeavors, which pay the bills. The Sweet Hurt originally debuted with EPs back in 2006 and ’08, the latter the jaw-droppingly pretty EP “In the Shade of Dreams.” Her self-titled full-length arrived in 2010 and featured “Things Fall Apart,” which appeared on ABC’s “Private Practice.” A host of TV and commercial placements have followed, and Wang has played many an instrument and sung many a note for the likes of Priscilla Ahn, the Bird and the Bee, Ry Cooder, Honeyhoney, Correatown, Juliette Commagere, A Fine Frenzy, Mr. Little Jeans, Alex Lilly and more.

Her own ability to leap tall buildings in a single chorus returns on the Sweet Hurt’s “LP2,” which Wang has had completed for a while and only last week began revealing. The lead track “All the Things” is a silky dream-pop number made in collaboration with pop guy Evan Voytas, featuring the Wang’s ascendant voice serenading that moment “when the stars come into view.” Beyond the forthcoming album (date TBA), Wang recently showed another superpower — for the lack of a better description, the ability to have a side project with herself. It’s the Sweet Hurt as a popgazing girl group. “These Days” was written with singer-songwriter/onetime teen heartthrob Teddy Geiger; Wang says she has an EP’s worth of tunes in this style.

||| Stream: “All the Things” and “These Days”

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