For many years, I’ve been a fan and supporter of the Austin-based outfit Wild Child, but apparently I was only a surface level fan, because it wasn’t until recently that I discovered the side projects connected to the group. I bring this up because my recent discovery of lead singer Kelsey Wilson‘s solo project Sir Woman has been a complete breath of fresh air. Her latest EP, the soulful Bitch, sets aside the airy vibes that Wild Child is known for, instead going for the gut punch of deep feeling and emotion over lush 1970‘s era production, falling in the realms of Barry White and Minnie Ripperton more so that the hippie-esque vibes that Wild Child is known for. Long story short, don’t sleep on this one here… cop it if you can, stream it and share it regardless, and always support your local creatives!
I’ve always believed that a possible key to the continued success of Wild Child would be song placement in TV shows or films, and the release of Sinking Ship in music video form, for my money, has validated that feeling. Rather than focusing on members of the band, this video instead decides to lay out a visual narrative, with the song bolstering the emotional moments we are allowed to experience between the young couple the video focuses on. The acting is poignant, and without a word uttered, it is easy to feel what each character is going through, and this is largely due to the music Wild Child serving as the guide. Each new video they release confirms my fandom of the group further… definitely check this one out.
The Wild Child legend continues to grow. They’re already known as compelling songwriters and live performers, and their music videos have always been high quality. With My Town, however, it seems they have evolved into the realms of cinematic-scale presentations. Plain and simple, this is a beautiful video for a powerful song. The camera work, locations, colors and performances are all phenomenal. If, for whatever reason, you’re still sleeping on Wild Child, now would be a good time to wake up and get hip.
When I break down the numbers for 2018, I won’t be surprised if Wild Child is all over the analytics for my website. The band has been seriously blazing themselves a trail towards success this year with the release of a new album, a nationwide tour, and a seemingly continuous onslaught of music video output. Their latest, Follow Me, is a somber but moving tune, with an equally low-key yet on the nose video to match. If you aren’t already hip to Wild Child, you’re running out of time to say you were a fan before they blew up, because it seems inevitable at this point.
Recently, I shared Wild Child‘s newest video, the catchy Think It Over. I realized soon after that I had overlooked the first single for Expectations, a title track with a much more sultry vibe and an equally impressive music video. This particular video finds the group taking over a sublimely naturally lit residence, performing from room to room, laying the emotions of their notes and lyrics to bare for all to see. As mentioned previously, this is definitely a group that deserves all of the acclaim and support possible.
The Austin-based mellow powerhouse group Wild Child are hitting the ground running in 2018. Their new album, Expectations, is available on all digital shops and streaming formats, they are gearing up to hit the road, and their new music video for Think It Over is an absolute delight to watch. As much as I’d like to give you the rundown, this one is best left to hitting play and diving in. Check it out, share it, like it, and make sure to check out Wild Child if they pop up anywhere in your area.
A few years ago, Austin-based outfit Wild Child took to their home with a Tascam recorder to capture some holiday cheer in the form of covers from a list of fan requests. Enter 2016, holiday season, and Wild Child has decided to bless us with not only a downloadable version of the Christmas Mixtape, Volume 1 project, but with the inclusion of a new b-side. This is really the kind of gift that keeps on giving.
Austin based duo Wild Child recently snuck onto my radar with their video for Rillo Talk, an immaculately beautiful and trippy experience in its own right. I definitely dug what these kids were throwing down, so it’s nice to see their upward journey continue with Break Bones. Equally beautiful, this one is set up to be a charting single with the right push and exposure. Bonus, the Austin Music Video Festival helped put together a making-of doc…