WILDHOOD’s whole look and sound is embodied by the dark, DIY sounds that spill out of their debut EP ‘Vert’, however latest release ‘Baggy’, demonstrates the flexibility that they seemingly have so early in their existence.
Lyrically, lead singer Jordan Stephens depicts a drug fueled night/day/week and the spiraling out of control within this. Reeling you in with a heavy and repetitive bass-line (Much like the sped up heartbeat side effect of whatever is in the ‘Baggy’) the chorus is juxtaposed, offering a more lighthearted soundtrack than the verses that come before it, perhaps yet another drug metaphor.
As half of well known hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks, Stephens has the pedigree to take WILDHOOD as far as they deserve to go. Like the previously expelled, now drug dealing cousin to his last project, they’re raw and unique sound is extremely refreshing.