Californian-born, Glasgow-based Americana musician A. Wesley Chung previously led ’00s-era indie folk collective Boris Smile. Now he’s about to release his debut album as a solo artist via Glasgow’s own LP Records.
That record, Neon Coast, is an homage to the US West Coast, where Chung grew up, and the three most pronounced emotions that he associates with it – freedom, loneliness and restlessness. As fans of his previous project may expect, it takes in the sounds of country, Motown and folk/Americana that he grew up listening to in California. But there’s also an edge brought to the blissful California vibes by his residence in Scotland. It makes his sound both roughly whimsical and blissfully brilliant.