Yolk In The Fur is the follow up to the self titled LP from Wild Pink with lead songwriter and vocalist John Ross describing landscapes of organic canopies and skies set to intricately delicate guitar lines and contours of contrasting dynamics. The album couldn’t differ more to the concrete hustle of Brooklyn in New York from which they base themselves, but this exploration of musical environment and natural affluence is a testament to the bands growth and artistry. Opening track “Burger Hill” immediately places the listener amongst a rising airy synth pad as a guitar sounds above with conviction highlighting evidence of influences from the likes of Tom Petty and The War On Drugs. “Lake Erie” showcases Ross’ voice as he hangs on to his melodies and extends phrases as the band begin to elevate the timbres with changing tones of the guitars, emphasising the moving dynamics that I find Wild Pink execute so well on this follow up. Album title track “Yolk In The Fur” builds as an accumulation of warm textures and slowly driving percussion that accentuates each contrasting section as the track concludes with a change in pace. Continuing the ever growing story that is almost theatrically told, “Civility At Gunpoint” reiterates this continuation as a traditional sounding plucked guitar line forms this interlude and bridges hammer ons with a building wall of sound, amongst the artificial synth that soars the listener into “Jewels Drossed in The Runoff”. Perfectly associated to an image of summer, “There Is A Ledger” hums from the start as a new sonic is introduced in hollow synth-like sounds, illustrating a new direction for the band as Ross sings conversationally “Sometimes I see you in my minds eye”. “Love Is Better” transcends this blend of movement between the synths and the typical instrumentation of Wild Pink’s previous work on the debut album though sometimes craving a need for further musical interest that may be lacking. The albums final track, “All Some Frenchman’s Joke” exclaims guitar lines singing overtly around an angelic backing as Ross concludes the album by repeating the line, “I don’t know what happens next”, a thematic illustration of an album ultimately Ross says is about “losing something vulnerable”. “Yolk In The Fur” proves Wild Pink as a band that proclaim a strength in authenticity that is matched by a growth in character.