JWestern’s “Check In” Is A Totally Relatable Song About Miscommunication

Feelings are hard to communicate 😦

Photo: Aubrey Simpson

Leeds-based artist JWestern gives us a therapeutic soundscape to cry and regret the last sentence or email we sent in his latest single “Check In.” Simply put, the track taps into the trials and errors we go through when trying to express the right emotions and message, but fuck it up somewhere around the wrong emoji (usually an inappropriate fruit) and end up in an awkward mess. With its feather-like riffs and reassuring voice, JWestern offers an empathetic voice to let those tears out and follow up with the right apology (usually starts with “Apologies for the double email!” “Oops, hit send too soon!” “Sorry, auto-correct! I meant noods, as in noodles”):

“‘Check In’ is all about a breakdown in communication between two people. I often find it really hard to say how I’m actually feeling in the moment and end up saying the wrong things; then in hindsight everything becomes clear in my mind, and I end up regretting everything. But at the same time, even through a rough patch, I still want to check up on the person and make sure that they’re okay, and go back to how things were before,” he detailed.

The track is from JWestern’s upcoming EP Just People, which will be out on October 23rd via Heist or Hit.