Bec Sandridge #3 - Wild Heart

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Here's another release that I allowed to slip through my radar that I'm belatedly playing catch-up with (a familiar theme I know)... a couple of summers back I fell for the enchanting songs of Sydney's Bec Sandridge when she spent a summer over in the UK in support of her first EP Lyons and Bees, now follows her second EP Wild Heart (released last month and available now via Bandcamp)...

It confirms Bec's talent and a unique voice that deserve further exposure, "Stones" retains the spacious instrumentation and strong, emotive lyrics that resonated throughout Lyons and Bees but is more expansive with a sweeping string section at the tracks core which makes the melody waltz along with an elegant, graceful beauty.

Earlier track "Red Jumper" gets an overhaul with similarly glossy instrumentation guiding the quick-paced, foot stomping melody, understated yet compelling but it is the title track "Wild Heart" which is my favourite of the six tracks, starting with soft, haunting harmonies before Bec's tight finger-plucking acoustic echo and carry her distinguishable vocal whispers to heavenly plains.

Fingers crossed they'll be a repeat of 2012's UK dates next summer...