Wild Reeds merges beauty and sorrow into one collection that’ll surely pull some heartstrings. In Little Traces, the Los Angeles-based group offers alternative folk tracks that are perfect for quite times and self-reflection.
A combination of guitar riffs and drums opens the album in Only Songs. Here, listeners are treated with the band’s defined sonic aesthetic of alt folk arrangement with a vintage flair. Listen as swaying drum-guitar melodies lull you into vintage wonderland.
Everything Looks Better (In Hindsight) creates a pleasurable listening experience with subdued folk rock, chimes and soft, cooing vocals. Meanwhile, Love Make A Fool brings you back to good old surf rock with thick guitar reefs and lyricism that’ll fit in a country music fair.
Lastly, What I Had In Mind celebrates minimal beauty with striped-down guitar strings paired with affectionate female vocals. The song is a charming closure to the track as it encapsulates what Wild Reed is — a conflation of subdued aesthetic, vintage beauty, and pure soul.
1. Only Songs
2. Everything Looks Better (In Hindsight)
3. Love Make A Fool
4. What I Had In Mind