Wild Child didn’t have to pillow talk me too much to get me behind this album.
Folk music has a certain authenticity to it that often gets lost in other music genres. The ability of a musician to grab an acoustic guitar and instantly string together plucks and harmony into an idea that captures the mood of particular moments is honest and relatable.
Someone could argue that emo/alternative rock from the early ‘00s did the same thing, but most music critics consider that a red-headed stepchild music genre even though a few good bands came out of it. Wild Child go for emotion on their debut album, but the sound is decidedly folk – acoustic strumming and melting harmonies along with cello, keyboard, drums, and countless other instruments create the gorgeous Pillow Talk.