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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Wildy's World Sunday Singles - October 27, 2013

Laura Trent - Let It Rain

Las Vegas-based singer/songwriter Laura Trent’s new single “Let It Rain” (from her album All On Board) is a forgettable piece of dance pop that makes a point of equating love and fellatio. Trent hollers her way through a ham handed and uncomfortable piece of songwriting. Her voice is intriguing, to say the least, but this is not a single that gets people to take an artist seriously, or at all. (

Rating: 2 Stars (Out of 5)
Milan Butler - My Muse

“My Muse” is a well meant love song with a classic pop and jazz sound. Milan's voice is too stentorian to carry this off, heavy and full of a vibrato more fitting to opera than pop. This performance is more likely to scare listeners off than draw them in, but the songwriting is actually halfway decent. (no link found)

Rating: 2.5 Stars (Out of 5)

Krista Detor - Belle of the Ball

Krista Detor turns fairy takes on their head with "Belle of the Ball", a subtle and intricate story song that focuses on the drawbacks of being a princess. This is a brilliant piece of songwriting, and Detor's voice is smooth like velvet. If you’ve yet to be introduced to Detor, you’ll be surprised by just how good she is.  “Belle of the Ball” is the first single from her January 2014 album Flat Earth Diary. (

Rating: 5 Stars (Out of 5)

Merritt Whitley 

Kansas City native Merritt Whitley has been singing all her life.  Her recently dropped two-sided single shows many of the influences that brought her this far.  Whitley tackles “Landslide” with an anachronistic but interesting voice.  The song itself is pure cliché, but with some pop/country potential.  Re-record this with a bigger guitar sound and the song will get some interest from radio programmers and fans.  “Beyond Amazing” on the other hand, is a teenage love song about falling in love, full of all the fluff and filler of an adolescent diary.  Whitley shines on the first track, but falters on the second.  (

Rating: 3 Stars (Out of 5)

Katie Bulley – Chasing

Former Barettas (Toronto) front woman Katie Bulley struck out on her own after four albums with the indie electro pop trio, only to find a completely different musical path.  Her first single as a solo artist, “Chasing”, is a low-fi folk pop charmer featuring Katie on vocals and guitar with a metronome for percussion.  Bulley sings with kittenish charm without become a cartoon caricature.  I’d love to hear this song fleshed out with some more instrumentation, but Bulley is more than charming enough to carry it off on her own. (

Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)

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