Nov. 11 marked the release of Hedley’s fifth studio album “Wild Life.” Frontman Jacob Hoggard and guitarist Dave Rosin talked to Yahoo Canada Music about what makes this record an authentic Hedley experience.
“I don’t think that we ever want to stay stagnant and I think that we always enjoy trying new things,” Rosin said. “We don’t want to alienate people and do a complete 180 on [our fans] but I think that we definitely enjoy expanding and bringing in new instruments.”
The variety of songs present on “Wild Life” range from funky tunes like “Crazy For You” to darker songs like “Mexico.” According to the band, the multitude of track types lends to their goal of having a “kaleidoscope of style” on the record.
“You can compare our second album to ‘Wild Life’ in the same way that there’s a song like ‘For The Nights I Can’t Remember,’ which is a gospel song, and then there’s a song like ‘Never Too Late,’ which is a reggae song, and there are those contrasts,” Hoggard explained.
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