by Hannah Faye

 The Wild Feathers self-titled debut album came out last month, and it is a must have.

One of my new favorite songs that I find myself listening to on repeat is The Wild Feathers’ “The Ceiling.” I listen to this song while I run, while I shower, while I study, while I drive. Especially while I drive. My favorite time of day for a joy ride is at dusk because everything looks gold. Riding with the windows down and the volume up can immediately transform the way I am feeling and make me forget about the world outside of my car.

I often feel as though a road trip and a good CD are the cure to everything. To me, it is the emotional equivalent of the ice and Advil remedy. It can help ease the pain of an argument, a breakup, or just a bad day. To me, The Wild Feathers debut album is the perfect soundtrack for any road trip.

It is hard to choose my favorites from The Wild Feathers album, because to be honest, I could listen to this album on repeat without ever skipping a song. But if I had to choose three favorites, I would choose:

  • The Ceiling – for obvious reason already stated above. This was the song that first caught my ear and led me to their album.
  • Left My Woman – I choose this song as a favorite because it so clearly portrays the voices of each of the band members. Not only can every member of this band play an instrument, but they can also all sing. They can sing individually as a lead vocal, and they can sing together and a beautiful harmony. Their harmonies actually remind me of one of my favorite bands, The Eagles.
  • Hard Times – It’s just so relatable. Everyone goes through hard times. And not to mention, the melody is lovely.

The Wild FeathersAnd just in case you are worried that this band will let you down in their live performance, which many bands do, rest assured that they sound just as good live as they do on the album. If you don’t believe me, head over to their YouTube page and check out their “Truckstop Cover Series.” As you can imagine, many bands spend a lot of time on the road, and I often wonder how that time is spent. The Wild Feathers give some insight into life on the road by posting covers recorded in the van as they drive down the road, in the parking lot of a fireworks pop-up shop, or a on random park bench. These covers not only allow fans to see the band’s pure, unplugged talent, but also give them a sense of the band’s influences, including Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.

Also, in case you want to give the album a run through before purchasing, you can currently stream their album at Rolling Stones. I think you’ll enjoy what you hear.

– Hannah Faye