There’s no substitute for raw musicianship, and yet, musicianship is no substitute for good songwriting. Fortunately, the members of Wake Child – Danny Silberstein, Terrell Hines, and Austin Max – excel in both areas. “In the End” is a gentle trip travelled boldly, from the first intoxicatingly groovy guitar riff, to the impossible shuffles, and all the way through a smooth array of smoky vocals.
Wake Child‘s “In the End” feels like a masterfully layered, thoroughly full-bodied musical reassurance that everything is going to turn out okay.
Despite a whiff of Snarky Puppy’s jazziness here, and a note of Tame Impala’s psychedelic texturing there, the sum of Wake Child’s influence is unmistakably their own concoction. It’s like hearing the skill of a band only musicians listen to crash into the infectious appeal of a band everyone listens to.
Wake Child’s debut album is coming; we just don’t know when. What we do know is that it’s a dot on the horizon worth anticipating with a healthy dose of excitement, as the trio’s first impression has proven to be quite an impression indeed.