Let’s talk new music, good groupies. I spent all day Friday playing the new Wild Child album, “Fools”, over and over. If you like solid indie pop, female/male harmonies, melodies, strings and all around gorgeous, lush songs…you’re going to want to grab a copy for your own music collection.
I’ve had the pleasure of listening to and following Wild Child’s musical adventures for the last three years. After catching their set during a livestream of Austin’s Blues on the Green in the summer of 2012, I made sure I showed up at their next Houston show to experience it live.
And they didn’t disappoint with their beautiful vocals and multitude of instruments played on stage. Every live show I’ve been to has been, quite simply, magical.
If you haven’t taken my up on the recommendation to check out Wild Child before, now is the time.
With “Fools”, Wild Child’s sound grows into exactly what I’ve always wanted from this band: a peppy collection of indie pop songs with their signature layers of instrumentation. From the upbeat and oh-so-danceable title track (the first ever to be co-written by all seven band members), to the slower melodies of “Break Bones” and to-die-for harmonies on “Oklahoma”, I find myself anticipating every song on the record, anxious to listen to it again and again as I commit it to memory.
Lyrically, “Fools” doesn’t disappoint either. These songs are gorgeous, but their lyrics are smart and biting – a result of personal relationships coming to an end and trying to figure out how to deal with the aftermath. This is a record that deserves a deep dive with headphones.
The best part? You can hear all these songs live and in person over the next two months. Wild Child is embarking on a massive tour all around the country. I highly recommend checking them out live. (And, of course, buying a little merch too!)
And just in case you want to give the full album a spin:
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