Review:: Taylor and the Wild Now | Taylor and the Wild Now

For Fans of: The Head and the Heart, Oh Honey, Dawes, Ben Howard

If you could bottle the feeling of a lazy afternoon, this EP would be it.

Taylor & The Wild Now’s self-titled debut EP showcases Taylor Baker (guitar, vocals, banjo) and Drew Walker’s (guitar, trumpet) respective talents with bright, melodic riffs and enticing melodies. Showcasing mostly melodies and guitar riffs, Wanderlust serves as an appealing hook for the EP. Bewildered showcases more of a blues sound, which continues into Sun Song before slowing down with Wild, the EP’s final track.

Arguably, Wanderlust is the standout track on the EP. Wanderlust captures the emotions of wanting to move on, as Baker wistfully sings, “I’ve drawn maps with everywhere I’ve never been.”

Taylor & the Wild Now’s debut is stunning, with relaxing, soaring sounds that don’t overpower the vocals. Fans of folk and indie music alike will adore this release.

Release Date: August 12, 2014
Rating: 4/5
Runtime: ~16 minutes
Check Out: “Wanderlust”, “Sun Song”

01. Intro
02. Wanderlust
03. Bewildered
04. Sun Song
05. Wild

Written by Carina Browder


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