Exhausted from the road, the boys of the growing pop-rock sensation, The Wilderness, took to locking themselves in a house in the mountains of Elmore, Vermont for three weeks, in order to reset themselves energetically, emotionally, and musically. It worked.
“Sometimes the only thing you can do is ride the wave of whatever happens and accept that sometimes, despite what you do, you’re going to fight a few battles that you will eventually lose.”
Jonas Lewis-Anthony (rhythm guitar, lead vocals), Sacha Léah (lead guitar, vocals), Tõnu Karl Tombak (bass, keys), Henry Lawrence (drums, vocals), Liam Neale (percussion, keys), Nicholas Lennox (sax, percussion), have previously released projects such as Hurry Up And Wait (single), Dancing In Dive Bars (single), and Seminary Road (EP). However, that experiment in the mountains has now resulted in what will be a series of singles and videos to which are now simply being referred as The Vermont Sessions.
If the lead-off single, Fall, is any indication of what we are in store for, that three weeks has proved fruitful. Exquisitely written and produced, Jonas’ vocals unite with a gentle cascade of ambient acoustic tones, creating a substantive and emotive commentary on what we can only assume is the rigors of modern road-life.
Guitars panned right, sax panned left, layers of keys soak up the remaining space. It’s always refreshing to listen to quality pop, made with real hands, using real instruments. We look forward to their follow-up.
OneRepublic meets O.A.R.…
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