Fifth album from the lanky, copper-topped singer/songwriter Brett Dennen is a subtle shift back to his acoustic roots after the upbeat, pop-permeated 2011 Loverboy. At that point in time, Dennen wanted to write songs that would "make people dance." But for his newly released Wild Child, "It was time to get back to basics,” he says. “I wanted to return to the folk and acoustic music I loved when I began writing.” Produced in Nashville by Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars), Wild Child began as a collection of demos written and performed during an head-clearing retreat at Dennen's rural Sierra Nevado mountain home. The tracks were then fleshed out in the studio with a decidedly low-keyed approach backed by session players recruited by Peacock. "Not Too Late" is one of the best of the bunch, a shuffling folk/rock gem that boasts some sumptuous George Harrison-styled guitar lines and Dennen's understated vocals. Click through to stream "Sweet Persuasion" and watch the video for the title track.
Brett Dennen - "Not Too Late" (from Wild Child)
Brett Dennen - "Sweet Persuasion" (from Wild Child)