Artist of the Month: Wild Child

Every month we turn the spotlight on a new release from a Texas artist with a series of weekly features that give you a sneak peek at the new music and some insight into the artist behind it.

Our November artist of the month is Austin’s own Wild Child. This folk-pop tribe has charmed indie music lovers since their 2011 album Pillow Talk, and they’re not slowing down. Their latest release, Fools, spins heart-rending lyrics with infectiously catchy melodies. Written during Kelsey Wilson’s harsh breakup, Fools vulnerably explores the facets of letting go. Despite the album’s subject, the songs still ring with their signature ray of bubbling optimism.

Kelsey Wilson and Alexander Beggins composed most the songs, but the album’s title track was a collaborative effort. With Evan Magers on keyboards, Sadie Wolfe on cello, Chris D’Annunzio on bass, Drew Brunetti on drums, and Matt Bradshaw on trumpet, Wild Child continually captivates listeners with their rich sound.

After performing on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and on CBS Saturday Morning, the band has garnered quite a following. November is an especially packed month for this lyric-driven seven-piece. With shows nearly every day of the week, Wild Child will spread their music from Ontario to Atlanta. The band comes home to Austin on November 28th for a concert at Stubb’s Outdoor Amphitheater.

-Elisa Regulski