[Album Review] Wake Owl- Wild Country EP
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by Tiana Feng


Release Date: January 29, 2013
Label: Rezolute Music

Vancouver singer song-writer Colyn Cameron released humble songs of love and lost in Wake Owl’s latest 6 song EP Wild Country. Naturally emotive, it is no wonder the single “Gold” landed a placement on Grey’s Anatomy.

Everything from the simple hand plucking in “Gold” to the wonderful atmospheric sparkles makes it waver with continuous tension and release. “Gold” also appears in a demo form (as the sixth track) at the end of the album.

The majority of the EP features delicate and thoughtful instrument playing as heard in the serenading violin in the title track “Wild Country”. “Grow” is as melancholic in feeling as the landscape shown on Wild Country‘s cover.

For the most part Cameron sticks to the build-up to the chorus/ending-type formula that made “Gold” so successful.