Twenty-year-old Zoe Wees is back with her new single, “Third Wheel.” While upbeat and infectious, the highly relatable song explores the heartbreak of loving someone who’s still obsessed with their ex.
The track was produced by Patrick Pyke Salmy and Ricardo Muñoz, who helmed Wees’ debut EP, Golden Wings, which included the RIAA Gold-certified, Top 20 Pop radio hit “Control.”
The official video for “Third Wheel,” which was directed by Gabriella Kingsley (Fireboy DML x Ed Sheeran, ArrDee x Aitch), scales the song’s musical highs and plumbs its emotional depths as the singer is taken from a sunflower-packed room to a darkened bedroom to an exuberant performance with vibrantly-clad dancers.
Speaking about the song, Zoe Wees said, “It’s so awkwardly heartbreaking to be the third wheel in any relationship. Although this song’s meaning comes from a really tough moment in my own life, I hope this song will make some people reminisce about their own similar experiences as times when they learned to grow.”
Tickets are on sale now for Wees’ first-ever U.S. shows. She’ll headline New York City’s Mercury Lounge on August 3 and The Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA on August 5. While in the States, she’ll also perform at Lollapalooza in Chicago and Outside Lands in San Francisco. Additionally, she will be supporting Coldplay at the band’s sold-out Berlin Olympic Stadium shows on July 10 and 12.
Wees, who has amassed over 1.6 billion combined global streams, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, included in Forbes’ “30 Under 30” Class of 2021 and featured in Billboard’s “21 Under 21: Ones To Watch.” She has appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the American Music Awards, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and more. Wees was also recently featured on Felix Jaehn’s new track, “Do It Better.”