You wouldnâ€™t imagine that one album can make you feel so much. But Wake Owlâ€™s Wild Country EP harnesses our deep emotions, growing them into a garden teeming with bittersweet symphonies.
The Vancouver-based folk/rock collective is the creative brainchild of performer/songwriter Colyn Cameron. Written for over seven months and released last November 2011, this five-track EP has already made its own buzz in the indie scene.
Title track Wild Country welcomes the listeners to a jungle of pleasant guitar strings and strong verses that hit an emotional punch. Colyn strategically deploys ambient violin solos on the background that set a melancholic atmosphere to this masterpiece.
Packed with a little bit of sunshine in its pockets, Youâ€™ll Never Go surprises us with a sonic revolution on up-tempo music. Solid guitar strums blend well with Colynâ€™s earthly, ragged vocals.
Fluttering down with some intricate picking, Gold slowly shines with hand-clapping rhythms. Grow, on the other hand, approaches with a dream-like calm that brings you back to those carefree days of young love.
Seaside seals the EP with touches of gentle cooing strings and some clap-a-long tunes. This feel-good song is the perfect backdrop for long conversations over coffee or cuddling on a lazy Sunday morning.
Though itâ€™s only contains a handful of tracks, Wild Country EP is more than you can ask for as it treats us with polished and well-arranged pieces. Wake OwlÂ has definitely created an EP that clearly introduces the collective’s craft and talent.
The other guest musicians who made this album possible are Sam Cartwright (Drums), Dave Meszaros (Bass), Andrew Rasmussen (Keyboard), Rick Hopkins (Organ), and Aiden Brandt-Briscall (Violin). The album is produced by Dave Meszaros and is available as pay-what-you-want/free download in bandcamp.
- Written by Mona
- Published on June 14, 2012