The Like Wild EP is the self-titled debut of Patrick Hatt's solo project. With a name like "Like Wild", I was expecting electronica like Owl City, but instead I was greeted by the melancholy resonance similar to Backseat Goodbye. Like Wild has a very simple sound, nothing but a boy and a voice. The EP opens with "Somethin' Kinda Strange," which is a sweet love song with an open raw sound. It was very pleasant to hear, a nice surprise. From the heartland of Lancaster, PA, Hatt captures the social commentary on Americana, from September 11th to capitalism in "Truth Resides." "For Yourself" has thoughtful lyrics similar to the previous track, with a heartbreaking guitar riff and a message of living life to the fullest. The acoustic country sound breaks out to the fullest in the optimistic "Can You Hear?" Overall, it is clear that Hatt has tremendous talent in the lyrical realm and the Like Wild EP is a wonderful debut onto the singer/songwriter scene. For fans of Backseat Goodbye and I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business, Like Wild is definitely something to check out.
Song most likely to get stuck in your head: "Truth Resides"
5 out of 5 by Freelancer: Connie Redfield