Wild Child – Pillow Talk
‘Wild Child’ to these ears, has a very cool and hipster friendly sound that is the perfect setting to chilling at home with your closest friends or like-minded relations. The vocals don’t overwhelm conversation or compete aggressively for attention—though its nice to pull out the lyrics sheet now and then. You choose whether to focus on the songs and will unconsciously tap your toe while enjoying the ensuing vibe.
Hey, get out the board games and cards and have some fun with Wild Child delivering unbeknownst grins to your communal faces as you meditate on whether to let someone else win for a change! These songs have an olde world French feel with violin, a variety of happy strumming, careful percussion and somewhat muted vocals throughout. These tunes are spacious sounding. A few even provide a calliope bounce, bringing you back around to a favorite carousel ride on a sunny Autumn day.
Wild Child began as an acoustic duo consisting of Kelsey Wilson and Alexander Beggins, who met just three days prior to a six-week tour with a Scandinavian band. The two became instantly enamored with their new life on the road and composed their first ten songs with northern U.S. parks and fields as their backdrop and a tour van as their practice studio. Since their early formation, Wild Child has evolved into a six-piece band adding drummer Carey McGraw, cellist Sadie Wolfe, keyboardist Evan Magers and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Mares.
The band recorded their debut album, “Pillow Talk” in early 2011 with producers Evan Magers and Alex Peterson at Major Nation studio in Austin, Texas. With help on mastering from Grammy-winning engineer Erik Wofford, Wild Child’s debut album, “Pillow Talk,” bridges invitingly catchy pop with emotive lyrics, sculpting relatable songs existing inside moments of music, romance and story-telling.