The W.A M. Awards celebrate the year’s most outstanding independent artists from around the world in multiple genres and categories. "Best Song" and "Best Album" nominations were based on Artistry, Musicianship, Originality, Professionalism, Diversity, and Excellence. W.A.M. stands for "We Are the Music Makers.' Hunter and the Wick'd's Song "I Don't Wanna Talk Right Now " was the 2020 W.A.M. Award Winner for Best Love Song.
For a song to win the W.A.M. Award for "Best Love Song", it has to be timeless, and Hunter and the Wick'd's "I Don't Wanna Talk Right Now" posessess all the musical elements of a song that is unforgettalbe and will resonate with any generation for years to come.
The song begins with acoustic guitar and bass setting an intimate sway. The electric guitar shimmers above the track playing sweet motifs. The lead vocals are sung by Miri Hunter who offers up a warm and soulful performance.
"I Don't Wanna Talk Right Now" is about a realtionship that is stronger than any argument or disagreement between two people who are in love. “Heated words don’t mean a thing, There’ll be light in the morning, Storm clouds move away, and everything will be clear. I don’t want to talk right now, I just want to lay up in your arms.” Miri goes onto explain how sometimes a gentle touch goes further to heal a hurt heart than words. "There’s nothing another word can say A gentle touch that's the only way ." The song also explores how sometimes you need to stop the world, find a quiet place, and reset your heart. These are all beautiful sentiments that any couple can relate to.
Throughout the song, a meditative space is created as the instrumentation gives the lovely meolodies plenty of room to breath. Guitar solos weave in and out with tasteful spurts of energy. Vocal harmonies add lovely color. The chorus is incredibly catchy and memorable. The emotional expression found in the lyrics is honest making the message easy to connect with.
Hunter and the Wick'd have written a love song that you can listen to over and over. From it's beautiful meolodies to the open, yet intimate performance, in some ways "I Don't Wanna Talk Right Now" actually feels like a real conversation between two people in love.
For more information on Hunter and the Wick'd, please visit their website.
About Hunter and the Wick'd
Hunter and the Wick’d is a Southern California based Americana duo. Its members consist of Virginia native, Miri Hunter and California native, Thom Merrick. After playing together for several years, they released their first recording together. The recording explores country/desert melodies and brings them into a contemporary folk style. There’s a wealth of beautiful music and songs explored on their debut album. Over the journey, the band has had some local hits, many of which are included in this CD collection. If music lovers have been waiting or a recording of “Tumbleweed Connection” or “Dance All Night in California,” and “I Don’t Wanna Talk Right Now,” here’s your chance.
“This music is all about giving yourself up to the wisdom and creativity that the desert imparts to you…at whatever emotional and spiritual cost. Thom and I come from varying musical traditions. He grew up during the punk music era and I grew up trained as a classical pianist. Within the realm of music, we unite as a team to create a montage that is representative of Americana music influenced by desert dreams,” states Miri.
They are currently had at work on their music collection. After receiving thie year’s W.A.M. Award, they are more excited than ever to get on the road again to meet new fans and re-connect with long standing fans. Until then, the music of Hunter and the Wick’d is available via cdbaby, iTunes, Amazon, et al, as well as retail locations throughout Southern California.