Shadwick Wilde — Forever Home
I like to think that Shadwick Wilde and I have grown up together. His 2013 album <em><a href="https://quiethollers.bandcamp.com/album/i-am-the-morning">I Am the Morning</a></em> with the Quiet Hollers is fairly pivotal to my 20s, and Shadwick and I have been chatting back and forth ever since: career changes, parenthood, mental health crises and recovery — it’s as if life keeps happening. Wilde is nothing if not inventive, caroming through all kinds of sounds as he pushes his own boundaries. But here on <em>Forever Home</em>, he’s back to basics with an acoustic guitar — more or less. But in that homecoming, we see Wilde taking stock of his surroundings, learning to keep the best life has to offer and (respectfully) ditching the rest.