Review by RJ Frometa

Pop rock is a genre that has been topping the charts lately but, being honest, it’s been a while since I have felt captivated by a band under this genre, mostly because at the end of the day they sorta sound the same. However, this is an album that is in my ‘exception list’.

Wild Life’ by Canadian band Hedley is an album that will get in your brain and get stuck forever. ‘Anything’ kicks off the album and you get an idea of what’s about to come, 100% fun and entertaining. ‘Crazy For You’ screams Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ and Bruno Mars everywhere. In ‘Headphones’ there’s another catchy album track full of really smart lyrics, a perfect upbeat song for when you feel down.

At this point most of all the other songs follow the same line, with a sound reminiscent of bands like OneRepublic, All Time Low and Hawk Nelson. However, there’s a track that really caught me by surprise, and that’s ‘Mexico’. This is not only my favourite but it also is the wildest and most powerful track from the whole album. Leaving all the cool, well-structured harmonies and melodies, the track it’s literally an explosion of sound. The insane chorus and awesome verses make this one stand out from the rest.

In conclusion, this is an album full of great lyrics that I can see people really relating to and hopefully it will help them getting through some bad days. An awesome album from a really talented band.

 

This review is courtesy of RJ Fromeda of Vents Magazine

 

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