WILD NOTHING MATURES WITH NEW ALBUM
Story by Ashley Lewis
Wild Nothing‘s second full-length album Nocturne, released today, embodies the definition of it’s title. In the music world, nocturne means: “A short composition of a romantic or dreamy character suggestive of night.”
If the lyrics of the songs – which can we please pause for a moment and recognize that Jack Tatum, the leader of Wild Nothing, wrote every single one himself – don’t provide enough romantic undertones I’m not sure how else to prove it to you. “You can have me, you can have me all,” “I don’t know what I got myself into, all I know is I can’t let go,” “I let you go, you let me in, I want you.” Just a few examples of the longing lyrics.
Tatum is proving to be an extremely independent and talented young man. Not only did he write all the lyrics himself, he also wrote all the music for the album and personally recorded the tracks for each instrument, excluding the drums.
If you listen to Wild Nothing’s first LP Gemini, the dubbed dream pop artist sounds free. When Tatum released his first album he was unaware of his future in the business, therefore spent less time doctoring the music. Nocturne, is a much more meticulous album. Crafted together much like a game of tetris, one block at a time.
“Through The Grass” is probably the most sensational song on the album. The track has an intrinsic melody and a psychedelic vibe that shows the maturity and growth of Wild Nothing.