Published Jun 11, 2020Storming out of the gate with reckless abandon, soul-infused alternative rocker JJ Wilde's debut full-length, Ruthless, is a tour de force demonstration of the raw power of the human voice in song. With a sonic swagger that falls somewhere between the Adele's tempered melancholia, the Beaches' hook-laden rock grit and the Pack A.D.'s garage rock sensibilities, Wilde has become the only female artist in history to concurrently top all three Canadian rock charts formats in Canada with her debut single, "The Rush."
Kicking off with "Knees", Ruthless boasts several alternative rock heavy hitters like "The Rush", "Wired" and "Breakfast In Bed" on top of the dance swagger of "Cold Shoulder" and standout tender ballads like "Gave It All" and the gut-wrenching "Funeral For a Lover". Wilde has two gears —ferocious, unencumbered rock'n'roll or soft, soulful balladry — and Ruthless features plenty of both. (Black Box)