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  • Andy Mockbee

Review: "Rest Of My Life" - Holly Wild

It's easy to say that there's no sense fretting over that which you can't change. On her latest single "Rest of my life," however, Holly Wild uses reflection and remorse as measures of perspective. Her considerations of a failed relationship in London highlight her growth and maturity, rather than tear herself down. The production is sturdy, piano chords and light synths breeze by like soft strokes of a paint brush. Drawing on folk-pop songwriting, Wild demonstrates her ability to merge confessional lyrics with catchy hooks.

"Rest of My Life" anchors the buoyant folk-pop production in reflective confessionals. "I feel like I left this car wreck over in London / I'm sorry for what I did." The lyrical specificity is amplified by her emotive vocals, giving the song an intimacy to nurture. "You could've been the rest of my life, the rest of my life, the rest of my life," she repeats, as though tasting how the words feel in her mouth. "Want you to know I'll never forget." If there's any indication that Wild has made peace with her reflections, it's the warmth of the production. It acts as a sturdy backbone, never shifting from its temperate pace. She's given newfound perspective on the more turbulent times of her life through stability.

Pop singer/songwriter Holly Wild draws upon her vibrant life experience. Moving countries, achieving her bachelors degree at the Australian Institute of Music, marrying and starting a family all serve as the rich precursor to her career as an artist. This lends her music an empathetic and expansive worldview, painting them in the most vivid and organic colors. Wild has released singles for several years, building towards her debut album, which is set for late 2022. "Rest of My Life" opens the record, which is titled "Wild."

Written By Andy Mockbee

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