Aw yes, the album review: A 300-500 word write-up explaining all the eccentricities pretentious wordsmiths love and hate about a band’s new album. While most reviews tend to hover the line between a positive and negative analysis, we’ve found that some seem to deviate from the pack choosing to spend their time putting an artist down for months of hard work.
We, on the other hand, would rather give the power back to the artist by letting them take a stab at reviewing (or simply explaining) their new music. And in order to make that process as easy (and fun) as possible, we’ve decided to give the artists one word and one word only to describe each song off their new release – thus creating the One Word Album Review.
Featured on today’s OWAR is This Wild Life’s breezy summer-rific LP, Petaluma. Easily the duo’s most accessible and radio-friendly release yet (which is a good thing, by the way), Petaluma is a bop (as the kids say) from start to finish. Providing infectious sing-a-long choruses, heartfelt lyrics and cheery instrumentation, Petaluma is the definition of a perfect summertime soundtrack.
Now, before we turn this too much into our own review, we’re going to pass things over to vocalist/guitarist Kevin Jordan as he carefully chose 10 words to describe each of his band’s new tracks. To check out what Jordan had to say, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to not only pre-order a copy of the band’s new record but also grab tickets to see This Wild Life out on the Vans Warped Tour here.
01) Figure It Out
One Word Song Description: Lost
One Word Song Description: Nostalgia
03) Catie Rae
One Word Song Description: Sassy
04) Positively Negative
One Word Song Description: Resentful
One Word Song Description: Support
06) Hold You Here
One Word Song Description: Momentary
07) Come Back Down
One Word Song Description: Wishful
08) College Kids
One Word Song Description: Broken
09) Never Believe
One Word Song Description: Hopeful
10) No Need For Novocaine
One Word Song Description: Positive