Phillipa ‘Pip’ Brown, better known as the one-woman synthpop act Ladyhawke, has just released her third studio album Wild Things, her first new material since 2012’s Anxiety. Unlike previous hits “Sunday Drive” and “Blue Eyes” which were influenced by classic rock and quite guitary, the new songs ditch the brooding for a “more synthy and poppy” sound. “I instantly knew when something inspired me. That’s when we’d run with it,” she said of working with with producer Tommy English.
Wild Things is a slick, well-produced album which delves further into synth-pop territory than any of her previous work. With massive hooks and infectious choruses galore, this exhilarating journey of unabashed exuberance is a powerful, vibrant expression of life.