SINGLE REVIEW: Wild Heart by Joey Paul

Australian indie-pop singer-songwriter Joey Paul has released Wild Heart. The new track follows a series of singles and a groundswell of admiration for the emerging music artist. Wild Heart is a soothing, laid-back pop treat, revealing the intimacy of Joey Paul’s writing style and the evocative vulnerability of his vocal performance—self-assured yet expressively nuanced. As the multi-talented musician has said, ‘I have a soft spot for writing songs about love and discovering its presence in people and in life.’ This penchant for exploring such themes in this way only makes the subject matter more tangible, reflecting and bringing to life the emotional undercurrents that are in us all. An acoustic guitar introduces us to the verse, a relatable narrative yet one with hints of the ethereal, this due to the evocative tones of Joey’s voice. The track is a slow and steady build, with its hooks taking you along for an alluring and life-affirming ride. As Joey has said about Wild Heart’s lyric, ‘When I was writing the song, I wanted to give people the feeling of when you are on a first date, and you don’t know what the future will bring. Full of uncertainty with so many possibilities.’ There may be a feeling of uncertainty inherent to the subject matter, but there’s no uncertainty regarding the depth of Joey’s performance. Wild Heart also features the vocals of Clare Munnings, whose finely wrought cadences provide the perfect accompaniment to Joey’s authentically tender approach. As Joey says about his songwriting, ‘I’m always full of song ideas and love nothing more than to share them with as many people as possible.’ Reminiscent of such artists as Jack Johnson, John Mayer and Passenger, Wild Heart is a folk-pop stand-out, blending sensitivity with casual grace and sure to endear this young music artist to the world. Wild Heart is released by RedFan Records and available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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