After spending years as a member pop trio Emblem3, Wesley Stromberg is ready to break f on his own. Now sticking with just his first name, stylized as WESLEY, the 24-year-old singer debuts his first single, “Remedy,” which shows fans old and new that he's not afraid to get vulnerable as a solo artist.
The passionate pop tune addresses a tough breakup Wesley went through with a longtime love, a time that led him to believe that love didn't exist anymore. But a new girl has helped him go from tragedy to triumph — as he sees it, she was a remedy for the pain he experienced.
“Through those dark days I was led to a new angel light, someone so beautiful inside and out that loves me at my worst and at my best,” Wesley tells Billboard. “We all go through hardships and we all need something to turn to. For me it’s my lord, my girl, my music, my family and the fans.”
Wesley relates to the message “Remedy” in an even more personal way than just his relationship: His sister recently recovered from an opiate addiction, in part thanks to her “Remedy,” her family and her son. “I’ve been through so much heartache watching my sister's spirit destroyed by opiate addiction,” he admits. “But we surrounded her with love as a family to help her recover. The most powerful medicine all is love.”
Between his sister and his girlfriend, Wesley knows there's always a light at the end the tunnel. Channeling his experiences it into a pounding beat and uplifting message, he hopes “Remedy” inspires fans to keep their head up when their heart might be breaking.
“If you’re feeling alone or feel like you’ll never find true love and happiness, I beg you to keep searching,” he says. “Find that positive vice, crutch, medicine — your remedy — and cherish it.”
Listen to WESLEY's “Remedy,” premiering on Billboard today (July 5) below.