Emmy Wildwood's wet, experimental pop is heavy with hooks and drenched in a dreamlike nostalgia and meditative longing. Earlier this year, the singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist released her downcast gem "Down Down," which earned praise from Galore and Papermag, with its candid video shot in a "by-the-hour love motel" in Chelsea Piers NY by Mitski collaborator Bao Ngo.
Wildwood fires back with her latest offering: the triumphant empowerment anthem "Everything Hurts" -- distributed via AWAL. The track has already garnered praise from BUST Magazine, The 405, and NYLON, who named it one of their choice releases of the week via their Soundcheck column, described as "like the final sequence in an '80s movie."
The emotive cut was inspired by the moment that survival instincts kick in during a crisis. "We're taught as women to constantly withstand everything in all of our relationships, romantic or otherwise, so things have to be really bad to get the strength to fight for fair treatment and justice," she says. "Because we're taught not to speak out, it's in those rock bottom situations that we tend to find or remember our power."
Wildwood plunged head-first into her burgeoning solo career back in 2013, after releasing a final album with her former punk band VELTA, which included a collaboration with TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone (“Let’s Get Married”). Armed with the swagger of PJ Harvey and the smolder of Tori Amos, the fast rising upstart's debut EP Mean Love earned co-signs from Ryan Seacrest and Patricia Fields, as well as features in Refinery29, Huffington Post, Daily Dot, Kick Kick Snare, Indie Shuffle, NewNowNext, IMPOSE, and more. Following the release, Wildwood dropped a one-two punch of singles: “Scream,” written exclusively for FOX's “Scream Queens” soundtrack, and "Breathe Me / Lean On," an artful mash-up of Sia’s “Breathe Me” and Major Lazer’s “Lean On."
Based between her native Tucson, Arizona & Los Angeles, California, the singer-songwriter doubles as a fashion curator and stylist via her company Secret Weapon Fashion, with over 47k followers and growing. The line -- fka Tiger Blanket and located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn -- has earned Wildwood a spread in Italian Vogue, a collaboration with Converse, and even Time Out New York's title of "Most Fashionable."
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