Alexa Wilding has premiered her new video for "Eden," the first single to release off of her new EP Wolves, which is set to drop on July 8th. Wolves was co-produced by Tom Beaujour, known for his work with Nada Surf, Julianna Hatfield, and The Mountain Goats. This highly anticipated EP will release via Wilding's own Tiny Prism label.
Watch "Eden" on Paste Magazine, here: http://bit.ly/24jbmgL
While Wilding is best known for her celestial folk (2009's self-titled debut and 2012's astral Coral Dust), her third album is eerily earth side. The six songs unfold as Polaroids, revisiting lovers past and life on the road before Wilding became a mother of twins in 2013. What the album does not directly address is the nightmare during which the songs were written, on a borrowed toy piano, in the hospital while her son underwent (successful) treatment for cancer. "It was fight or flight," Wilding explains, "Instead of running away I retreated into song, to memory, making peace with the past so I could step up, 'do like the wolves do,' and fight for my family's future."
The bones of Wolves' songs were recorded live in one day, with Tim Foljahn (unmistakable on dusty lead guitar), bassist Jeremy Wilms and Brian Kantor on drums. The result is a muscular, surprisingly upbeat pop panorama, over which Wilding's matured vocals - think Natalie Merchant's grace meets Hope Sandoval's psychedelia - are free to explore heartbreak and resurrection.
July 11 - Rockwood Music Hall - New York, NY (EP Release Show)