Jesse Wilde and The Drive release their debut e.p. today - an homage of sorts to the faded allure of Route 66 and to Wilde’s American musical influences.
The result is a collection of beautifully crafted Americana pop rock songs conjuring the likes of Mellencamp, Seger and Earle. Lead title single ‘Ghost Town Road’ co-written with the legendary Rick Beresford propels us with warm, hearty production, passion and nostalgia and builds to a crescendo:
I can feel the dust bowl pilgrims chasing dreams paved with gold
All us ghosts that refuse to die, spirit of the rebel’s pride
Out here man it’s still alive on Ghost Town Road
“I’ve usually produced my own music” says Wilde “so this is the first time I have hired a real producer and I’m really happy I did”.
Known for his work on Jamie McDell’s debut and Autozamn recordings, Stephen Small produced the e.p. with Tom Healy on engineering duties, all taking place in Wilde’s home studios Wilde Records in Half Moon Bay.
Wilde’s band The Drive is comprised of musicians Henrik Rylev (drums), Mark Collier (electric guitar) and Aaron Watkins (bass).
The Drive will be performing at Backbeat Bar on Friday the 29th of April 2016 to celebrate the Ghost Town Road EP Release. Further details and ticket information at Eventbrite.
Ghost Town Road will be available for purchase via iTunes and all good digital service providers with physical copies available from Wilde’s website and from live shows.