Tuesday, February 23, 2016
First Listen :: WILDES
Words: Conran McMullan
It is easy to see why there is hype building around WILDES and her debut single ‘Bare’: her simplistic, stripped back style allows her to show what an incredible singer and lyricist she is.
Classically trained, 19-year-old Londoner Ella Walker - aka WILDES - has softness to her voice which sits perfectly over the simple guitar melody. Influences of Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell, as well as a love of literature, have shown her the ‘importance of words within a song’ and have had a deep effect on her songwriting.
Ella's introspective lyrics come from music giving her ‘a way of asking questions she’d be too afraid to ask in everyday conversations’ and make her music rather endearing.
Released via Hometown Records, ‘Bare’ is an authentic and truthful debut which has seen her likened to Daughter's Elena Tonra and quickly gained her many influential fans.
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