HEAR THIS: Wild Cub

February 22. 2013 | By Alyssa Pereira

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Nashville’s Wild Cub is multi-faceted. While singer/songwriter Keegan DeWitt and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Bullock obviously draw from many breadths of music-tropical pop, ’80s dance, and the carefully composed “cinematic” experience DeWitt favors to name a few—Wild Cub is in a genre of its own creation.

Youth, released in 2012, surveys a selection of pop influences and subgenres, but it maintains coherence as well as a delicate balance between purposed anthems and retro dance numbers—truly an immense feat to face.

“Thunder Clatter” (heard below) is just, well, some kind of love—that stomach- crushing, brilliantly confusing, consuming chaos of a love—contained within an explosive, harmonious pandemonium. It is effective turmoil. Amongst the other tracks on Youth, it vibrantly and almost unexpectedly grips: “I hear it all in the center of my heart, you’re the love of my life, the love of my life.”

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