This one’s bound to put a huge grin on your face if you appreciate classic rock, dynamic vocal performances, and irresistibly hooky songs. Wild Adriatic are a Saratoga Springs, NY quartet who will release a new EP called Lock & Key in two days, and this kickass cut appears on it.
“Bound to Let You Go” is elevated by singer Travis Gray’s ultra-talented voice, which is pure soul at some points, a sweet falsetto at others, and a rock growl when it counts. Then there’s the guitar — as the band’s Facebook page says, guitarist Shane Gilman “still remembers guitar solos.” Thank god. I was starting to believe that I was the only one.
RCRD LBL puts the song “somewhere between Kings of Leon and Manchester Orchestra” and mentions its “Southern influence,” qualities that I’d be a fool not to mention. ”Bound to Let You Go” is simply one of the best songs I’ve heard all year, so let’s all thank Wild Adriatic for giving this one away for free. Stream and download it without delay below and “find yourself in love.”
Stream: Wild Adriatic – “Bound to Let You Go” MP3