Each week, a Globe-pal (AKA a DJ at 91.1 the Globe) takes a song of their choosing, and dishes out a healthy review to be sent out and posted on globeradio.org/music.
The Globe Track of the Week is an excellent way to keep up with the new tunes presented weekly on 91.1 the Globe, the best college radio station in Indiana.
The Black Keys recently released a new single “Wild Child,” which is set to appear on their eleventh studio album, “Dropout Boogie.” This will be their second album after their ten-year hiatus.
This track immediately caught my attention with a James Brown-like guitar lick and kick drum. Then Dan Auerbach (one half of the Keys) tears the roof off with a series of brazen, muscular chords- signature Black Keys stuff. It’s less the lyrics (though they’re catchy) and more the instrumentals that are what makes this track great, in my opinion.
If you’ve been listening to my shows on The Globe for a while, you might have guessed that guitar work is often what makes or breaks a song for me. In that case, you’d be correct. “Wild Child” has a grungy sound while managing to be upbeat all the same. It’s a bold, swaggering track that makes me want to break out my leather jacket and shades, even indoors.
You can hear “Wild Child,” other tracks by the Black Keys, and much more culturally progressive music 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year right here on 91.1 The Globe.
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– Liam Morris