Ollie West & The Wildflowers – ‘Shelf Life’
Hailing from Manchester, Ollie West & The Wildflowers have released the brilliant single ‘Shelf Life’ today, Friday 6th November 2020.
A full, warm band sound greets the listener. The acoustic guitar, bass, electric guitar and drums lay the stoic foundation for Ollie West’s charming and inviting vocals to enter.
The vibe of ‘Shelf Life’ is laid back, and this instantly entices the audience in. Lyrically, this single is relatable, and this is a big part of its charm. The song talks about West’s personal struggles with anxiety, whilst embracing the idea of staying at home. Now more than ever, this is relatable in these uncertain times, and we are sure that ‘Shelf Life’ will allow many of us to feel less alone together.
Ollie West cites his influences as coming from artists such as Billy Joel, Bruce Hornsby and The Beatles. We can hear these superb artists coming through on ‘Shelf Life’ but make no mistake, Ollie West & The Wildflowers are making music all of their own!
Fourteen Piece Ensemble
‘Shelf Life’ is the first release from this superb band in eighteen months. West met his bandmates while studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. This fourteen piece ensemble is making music that needs to be heard.
We are big fans of Ollie West & The Wildflowers and after hearing ‘Shelf Life’, you’ll understand why. It is a folk-pop single with a big sound and an even bigger heart.
So make sure to add ‘Shelf Life’ to your weekend playlist. Ollie West & The Wildflowers are a band to watch in the 2020s, and we very much look forward to hearing what they do next!
FV Music Blog November 2020
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