When you talk about Wild Feathers, one of the first things that you need to do is pass some kudos to Warner Bros. Records. They’ve let the band grow and develop since signing them to their label and that rarely happens. Wild Feathers first release with the label came in 2013 and although it wasn’t a huge success, the band has built up a steady live following and as much as the band can take credit for that with an amazing live show, Warner should get credit for letting the band do their thing.
For their sophomore album, “Lonely Is a Lifetime”, Wild Feathers takes things up another notch from where they were before. It’s a retro-rock album complete with steel guitar and some pseudo-psychedelic elements that would make Steve Miller proud. As an album, it’s a captivating listen. The band captures the spirit of their live show extremely well with the record – big solos, long instrumentals, and a track time through these 11 songs that averages out above four minutes. There’s even an eight-minute rock jaunt that would make tons of retro rock enthusiasts proud in “Goodbye Song”. There are also a couple of really interesting songs with single potential including “Overnight” and “Help Me Out”.
There’s a bit of something that everyone can like with The Wild Feathers sophomore album, “Lonely is a Lifetime”, but the band remains very much a niche act. If you like pop music – this isn’t for you. If you love going to live shows and you love rock music from the 60s and the 70s that was heavy on substance and experimentation – then this is right up your alley. It’s a great effort from the band, and here’s hoping that Warner continues to watch over their growth and let them do their thing.