Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West began Oh Wonder in London in 2014. In September of that year, the duo began recording and releasing one song per month. One year later, those songs were collected together and became Oh Wonder's debut album. In the spring of 2016, while staying at an Airbnb in Brooklyn, the two began writing the songs that would make up their second full-length album, Ultralife. Vander Gucht and West wrote, recorded, produced and mixed the record themselves. Total creative control seems justified by the result- the bright and sparkling synthpop on Ultralife.