Bendigo Fletcher: Terminally Wild

Bendigo Fletcher’s new EP Terminally Wild is reflective, direct Americana. It’s gripping, with cutting lyrics and dense sonic layers. On the surface, the album is breezy, melancholy folk, but the songs are expertly constructed, with nuanced and calculated background elements. There’s a searching sadness to the EP’s three songs that matches that heavy feeling when life is weighing you down, causing a lingering emotional numbness. There are small moments of light that shine through the cracks, though — the people and hopes that pull us through rough times. They’re complex and deep songs that never claim to have the answers. And that’s a winning formula.