• Bryon Harris

Hunter and the Wick'd - 'I Don't Wanna Talk Right Now'

Joshua Tree, California is in the hi desert. People move to Joshua Tree for all kinds of reasons. It is a place where the soul can find inspiration. One such soul is Miri Hunter. Already an established singer-songwriter, Miri moved to Joshua Tree and eventually formed a band called Hunter and the Wick’d. One day out on her front porch while the sun was rising, Miri grabbed her guitar and songs started to flow. Hunter and the Wick’d now tour throughout the region. Band members include: Miri Hunter, acoustic guitar, vocals / Thom Merrick, bass, electric guitar / Rick Chaffee, electric guitar /Erik Mouness, drums. Their debut single “I Don’t Wanna Talk Right Now” is what happens when desert soul meets the sunrise in the hands of a genuine singer-songerwriter.

From the start there’s an easy-breezy, country porch groove that sets the laid-back vibe for the song. With just some sparse guitar (both acoustic and twangy electric) and bass, the intro shines a light on Miri’s petty voice. The mix is just right with Miri’s vocals front and center. She sings, “I don’t wanna talk right now, I just wanna lay up in your arms.” Her vocal performance has a genuine tenderness that is moving. Throughout the song, Miri never “belts it out.” She’s a singer who possesses a nice sensitivity to the lyrics she sings. Soon the percussion kicks in for a fuller sound. As the rhythm guitar continues the melodic groove, the electric guitar sparkles over the track with conversational leads like sunlight. "I Don’t Wanna Talk Right Now" is a love song that is about letting go of the world’s negative chains, living in the moment, and just taking your time to enjoy one another without words, just the presence of two people. “Stop the world, it's making us crazy We can catch our breath, don't mean we're lazy Find a quiet place and try this one more time I don't want to talk right now, I just want to lay up in your arms.” The chorus is highly memorable and elements of country and folk are heard throughout.

"I Don’t Wanna Talk Right Now" has a heart and soul like the Joshua Tree – it’s roots are deep with a talented singer and seasoned musicians; it’s songwriting is evergreen; and it feels like a day in the sun under a vast, blue sky.

For more information about Hunter and the Wick'd, stop by Reverbnation to hear their songs and check out their press kit.