1989 brought a lot into this world. The Simpsons, Game Boys, Taylor Swift, and the West Bromwich band WOUNDEDSPiRiT. It was that year they came together and until the mid-90s they did their thing throughout Europe, even touring Spain in 2000. After that things were dormant until they played their first show in over 15 years in 2016. By 2018 they released FOREVER young and now they’re looking to put more years behind them as a force to be reckoned with.
Not holding back, WOUNDEDSPiRiT starts strong as they open the record with the politically inspired “Fake News.” With a cadence similar to Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” it is a power hitter that fails to disappoint. What WOUNDEDSPiRiT does on this record is they don’t stay in one lane too long. After “Fake News” they roll into a song that keeps the upbeat demeanor going but switch lanes as “11 Months 3 Weeks 6 Days” doesn’t fall in line with the previous song at all lyrically. That back and forth of subject matter continues throughout the record but the constant is the music. Indie pop-rock for days, FOREVER young is like the love child of the Goo Goo Dolls and Don Henley.
It took WOUNDEDSPiRiT a minute to get back into the full swing of things, but they’re back on track and better than ever with their debut album after almost 30 years of being a band. Check out FOREVER young, out now.