Arizona-via-New York City artist-producer Emmy Wildwood released her new album Heavy Petals in March 2020. She self-produced the nine-track set, which was recorded at her home studio in Tucson, Arizona and mixed by Nathan Sabatino at Hi-Dez Recording in Joshua Tree, Calif. The record follows her prior EPs 'All My Blood' and 'Mean Love,' which earned support from BUST Magazine, Uproxx, The Line Of Best Fit, Popdust, Bitch Magazine, Ryan Seacrest, Patricia Fields, Logo.'s NewNowNext, Brooklyn Vegan, and others.
That year she opened a boutique-record label hybrid, Tiger Blanket, on Graham Ave. in Brooklyn, which produced limited edition 7" vinyl for local bands including Mother Feather and hosted pop-up events and concerts. TimeOutNY named her one of their "Most Fashionable New Yorkers" that year, while the Village Voice hailed her as their "Best Indie Pop Star" in their annual Best Of issue. Her single “Scream" also earned a synch on FOX's “Scream Queens” soundtrack (Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts).
In 2018, Wildwood moved home to Tucson and came back to center after a decade spent living and playing in New York. The city's contagious lo fi spirit helped her reconnect with her own punk & DIY origins there, and "the girl who made all of her own flyers for her punk band and played at Skrappy’s the local all ages venue," she says. She learned ProTools, with the guidance of Sabatino, after losing touch with her vision and confidence in her artistry. "I knew unless every second of this record was intrinsically motivated, I would be disappointed. I didn’t care if it was perfect because I already knew it wouldn't be," she says.
She documented the learning process via an IGTV blog, also titled 'Heavy Petals,' to her 24K Instagram followers. "The sweat behind this thing mattered the most to me," she adds. "All I wanted was to use the voice of that girl who would do anything to have someone feel the emotional impact of her songs."