“Two’s a company, three’s a crowd.”, that’s how the proverb goes. It’s one as old as time, and yet still very relevant to all of us. While not a blanket statement, it applies to most aspects that require intimacy such as relationships or certain friendships. It could also be used loosely in social situations such as dates, private conversations and what have you. It’s a sterling reminder that says “the more the merrier” isn’t always a good thing. 

This timeless message has been sent forth in various ways in pop culture such as the 2002 flick “The Third Wheel”, “You, Me And Dupree” from 2006 and so much more. It’s latest incarnation comes in the form of rising star Zoe Wees’ latest single “Third Wheel” which came out July 8th. Produced by Patrick Pyke Salmy and Ricardo Munoz, this track takes us on an energetic exploration of heartbreak coming from loving someone who’s still longing for their ex.  An internal wound that cuts too deep, that no amount of medication or first aid could ever remedy. Ouch! 

To be a third wheel is never enjoyable, it high jacks your entire system slowly breaking you down to the core. Making the sweet taste of love bitter, and unrecognizable. Thus, causing you to question why you ever loved them in the first place. But the longer you put your head to it, the only voice that keeps ringing is “I love him/ her too much to let go” because you believe they could still change. But till when? All these sentiments, burning questions, realizations and more are expertly crafted by Zoe Wees in this tune. All of which she presents to us not only as a sublime artist, but as a human being. An individual who’s had the firsthand encounter with such a predicament. It’s a diary entry set to danceable music and enticing visuals. 

Yes, you heard that right! “Third Wheel” comes bundled with a music video. Directed by the uber talented Gabriella Kingsley (Fireboy DML x Ed Sheeran, ArrDee x Aitch), this 2:45 minute MV serves as a canvas to Zoe’s heart wrenching story. What first starts out in a room filled with sunflowers, slowly transitions to a series of gloom, allowing us to see the turmoil. Hinting that this is a slow burn, deteriorating and suffocating you the longer the relationship lasts. It’s an artful and classy way of showing pain using color and lighting as a medium. 

For more Zoe Wees, roll on over to her official website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube accounts for more content that’ll get you dancing along. 

Don’t forget to grab a friend and spread the joy!

Illustrator and writer who loves music, arts and pop culture as a whole.
Illustrator and writer who loves music, arts and pop culture as a whole.

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