I have always had a deep, emotional relationship with music. While I was introduced to the music and stories of rock classics as a child, it was during my adolescence and teen years where music became so important to me. Every album I picked up or happened to come across (one of my favorite things to do was go to a music store and pick up an album based solely on its cover art or title) during those years seemed to have something to say to me. Every big event in my life: every growing pain as I grew into the woman version of myself, every big decision I ever made, every relationship I carried on, there are albums forever reminiscent of each of the times in my life when I discovered them for the first time and what was going on around me, or when I needed them and they were there.
I do not merely listen to music. I devour it whole. I feel every syllable being sung and every instrument working with the next to create something that can speak to me so clearly.
I am always looking for new music to listen to, and since I started listening to the vast majority of my music on Spotify so I can listen on my laptop while I work (seriously the best way to listen to music on your gadgets as far as I’m concerned — and I was not paid to say that!) I have been able to constantly fuel my appetite for new, interesting, and exciting sounds.
It has become a habit to share all of the new music I routinely find and wonder how I ever lived without it with a friend of mine who happens to have the same tastes in music as I do (you know, the awesome taste!) Then I thought that if I was constantly bombarding the Facebook walls of my friends, why not share the love here as well?
Which brings me to this: every Monday morning I will be posting some new music I’ve recently discovered and can’t get enough of. Because everyone could use a little more new and exciting in their lives come Monday morning. It may not be new to the world, but it will be to me — and maybe to some of you.
Wild Child is a six-piece full-on orchestral band featuring ukulele, violin, cello, drums, keyboards, as well as a multi-instrumentalist who picks up a few different instruments for specific songs.
Wild Child’s first and only album so far, “Pillow Talk,” was released in 2011, but I didn’t hear it for the first time until just a couple of weeks ago when it popped up in the Spotify Discover feature, a page filled with recommendations based on your past listening choices. I love it.
Their album cover immediately stood out to me. It is unique and comfortable; beautiful and a little silly. And with that, the two people sitting on that red vintage sofa immediately conveyed what I could expect from the 15 songs that made up their first offering.
“Pillow Talk” is Wild Child’s most listened to song, and it immediately became the song I wanted to hear over and over for hours. I listened to it repeatedly, and I swear, it only became even more beautiful and intriguing after each listen.
And what quickly became my favorite song on the album, “Silly Things.” Why? Because they took such a common item, the coffeepot, and effortlessly set up the entire unraveling of a couple around it.
And those harmonies? Amazing.