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Album Review - Wyldest: 'Monthly Friend'

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Album Review - Wyldest: Monthly Friend (May 28, 2021)

Wyldest (Zoe Mead) has a new album coming out this Friday titled Monthly Friend. The album was written, mixed, and produced by Mead. Inspired by the music of Elliot Smith, Soccer Mommy, and more, Wyldest blends a style of indie that is all her own. Stretching ten tracks, Monthly Friend grabs hold of the listener with it's gazey indie fused tones and doesn't let go.

Thematically, Mead grips with womanhood in all of its facets. Of these themes Mead stated: "Throughout the album, I visit these feelings through metaphors, largely related to nature. I always found it really ironic that women commonly get compared to fruit Peaches for example get over-ripe and people throw them away, discard them, when in fact they are probably at their most delicious and nutritious." Musically and lyrically Mead has composed a tight album that is most definitely worth your time. It's also worth mentioning that her vocals throughout effortlessly slip between an eased tone to falsetto at the drop of a hat. To sum it up, this is one of the better releases I've heard this year.

Rating - 4.5/5

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