Budding American rockers The Wild Feathers return with “Lonely is a Lifetime,” their rousing and fruitful second album.
“Lonely” opens with snappy hit single “Overnight.” Its big guitar sound, catchy chorus and belted-out harmonies will hook you.
Rock-romp “Sleepers” follows in similar suit, with lead vocals perfectly balanced against the band’s full-throttle delivery.
Given its Eagles-style delivery, eight-minute “Goodbye Song” is a slight departure from other tracks but a standout arrangement nonetheless. If you can overlook the subject matter – the track focuses on a drug addict comfortably resigned to his fate – you’re likely to appreciate the musical meanderings and tasteful slide guitar touches, all seemingly drenched in smooth, southern California ambience.
Wild Feathers’ member Ricky Young (guitar, vocals) says songs on the new album were largely inspired by the band’s experiences while on tour. Four members: Ricky Young, Joel King, Taylor Burns and Preston Wimberly, are songwriters.
About The Wild Feathers
The band formed in 2010 in Nashville and released their self-titled debut in the summer of 2013. It reached #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and they were invited to play on several late-night talk shows, including Seth Meyers and Conan O’Brien.
Rolling Stone describes The Wild Feathers as “something that fans of heartland artists like the Avett Brothers and My Morning Jacket will appreciate…”. Musical approaches of various artists, from southern California’s country-rock Poco and hugely popular Imagine Dragons to American rock band The Candles – also come to mind.
They’ve performed at numerous Music Fests including Bonnaroo, Sasquatch and Austin City Limits, and this year have been touring with Band of Horses ; no doubt songs on “Lonely” are serving them well while touring.
The Wild Feathers are: Ricky Young, guitar, vocals; Taylor Burns, guitar, vocals; Joel King, bass, vocals, and drummer Ben Dumas. On Warner Brothers Records, the new album was produced by Jay Joyce (Amos Lee, The Wallflowers, Cage the Elephant).
Along with “Overnight,” PRP has added their stellar “Into the Sun” to our playlist – have a listen:
Into the Sun
Their first-rate guitar riffs, solid musicianship and major league harmonies are sure to earn them a big following.