If the movie, Drive would have taken place somewhere a little less “cool,” somewhere a little more spacious, somewhere a little more tree-lined, “Nowhere” would have been on the soundtrack. It’s a wide-open, “leaving the past behind,” “venturing into new beginnings” sort of track. Just like the title conveys, it evokes a feeling of being in the middle of “Nowhere” — a small grain of sand in the vast, Wild Nothing. Got to love these double entendres.
Wild Nothing is Jack Tatum, a Blacksburg, VA native, and another one-man-mind behind the curtain. Live, the members include Jeff Haley, Nathan Goodman, and Michael Skattum. His last release, Gemini, got a some pretty good buzz on Pitchfork, and he’s following it up with “Nowhere,” featuring guest vocals from Twin Sister’s Andrea Estella.
Like wading in a soft stream, Wild Nothing shines like a tiny spec of gold. It’s hard to find a flaw within his style of song — it’s a solid, pure nugget of indie pop. So love it or leave it, it is what it is.