Album Review of
Wild Heart

Written by Duane Verh
May 22, 2019 - 12:00am EDT
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Canadian vocalist/songwriter Holly Hyatt sounds right at home treading classic soul turf, taking on time-tested vamps with a pleasing balance of savvy and grace on tracks such as “River Flows” and “So Close”. The backdrop shifts to breezy jazz/pop on “Midnight Moonsong” and the chorus hook of the title track grabs the ear and holds on. A worthy candidate for the oncoming summer’s official good-vibes anthem is the reggae-flavored “Create Unity”.  Sharp use of vocal backup and one-man horn and reed section Clinton Swanson throughout speak to the set’s smart production.