Top Tracks: Ben McKelvey – Wild Child

We all have to live with thoughts of “what could have been” in our lives. You can follow your dreams, and ultimately be on the right path, and still face regrets along the way. It’s just life in a nutshell. That’s the sentiment that comes across in this superb song from singer/songwriter Ben McKelvey. ‘Wild Child’ talks of music as a calling. It’s not always as glamorous as it seems, life on the road means missing out on a lot of opportunities and it can tear relationships apart, but that’s a sacrifice that has to be made sometimes. To do otherwise would mean denying a part of who you are. Some people are just born with music running through their veins and Ben certainly seems like one of them, especially considering how he plays every instrument on the track. Immediately reminiscent of The Gaslight Anthem and Frank Turner with its relentless energy and heart-on-sleeve lyricism, and afternoon spent listening to this on repeat is one thing that you won’t regret.