ALBUM REVIEW: Wren Hinds – Don’t Die In The Bundu | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 21.07.23







Sincere, inquisitive and softly existential, Wren Hinds’ fourth studio LP marks a fresh chapter for the Cape Town native as he navigates fatherhood and contemplates what it truly means to be human. Driven by the Hinds’ illustrative songwriting, Don’t Die In The Bundu is a sublime anthology of gently flowing, dappled and poetic notes on fatherhood and fortitude.

Throughout the record, the singer-songwriter’s mellifluous vocals dance over each track and mingle with dreamy, acoustic-led instrumentals, creating a vibe that is both otherworldly and grounded.

Effortless and flawlessly executed, with each track being a treat to the ear, I’m convinced that Hinds has mastered the rare art of creating albums that are simultaneously full-bodied and subtle; an effect that few are able to achieve.


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