C I T YWanderer Label: Independent Released: 11.29.16 Review by Emillie Marvel | November 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM
“Close your eyes, I’m gonna take you away”
It’s officially cuffing season guys, but forget that guy you met at the coffee shop, because Wanderer’s new EP makes a much better bae than he’ll ever be (sorry, not sorry). idobi has been following the singer/songwriter since his first single, and he’s done anything but disappoint on his first collection.
When you head into C I T Y, be ready for everything a modern day metropolis offers. Nights out at dimly lit clubs, cruising the streets at 4AM when the highway is surprisingly desolate, and dinners at swanky restaurants with seductive atmospheres are all wrapped up into the five song EP. It’s all late nights and colored lights, and once you move into town, you won’t be leaving anytime soon.
The focus of the EP is on Wanderer-mastermind Adam Simon’s smooth-as-hell vocals that’ll have anyone falling in love. The tracks backing his lovestruck and magnetic lyrics are equally smooth, while they “Make You Feel” like your name is up in Hollywood lights. Slow burning tracks like “Welcome To The Wild” are preceded by hook heavy and irresistibly catchy songs like “Call Me Crazy”, giving the album the perfect balance of happy days and thoughtful nights.
With the easy listening of pop album, and the bewitching appeal of boy band superstars, Wanderer has brought together a collection that should be found under every tree this Christmas, so you can ring in the new year with your new favorite album.
Buy It, Stream It, Skip It: Buy it. In the words of Taylor Swift, [this album] never goes out of style.