Wylder is known for their upbeat and lyrically-driven folk-rock music that tells strange, haunting stories about family and loss. First formed in Virginia by singer and guitarist Will McCarry, the Washington D.C. based band quickly grew to include Lonnie Southall (guitar/mandolin), Mike Pingley (drums), and Jackson Wright (bass/piano). Their debut album, Rain and Laura, was released in 2016 and was praised by fans and critics alike. After two years, Wylder is back with their new single “Ready to Break,” a fresh folksy track that embodies the feeling of having second thoughts on breaking off a relationship.
The track begins with the cheerful strumming of an acoustic guitar, accompanied by a simple bass and drum beat in the background. McCarry’s voice is clear and smooth as he delivers an ode to a relationship that is just about “ready to break.” The blend of indie-rock and chamber-folk is reminiscent of alternative and indie trailblazers like Vampire Weekend and Fleet Foxes.
Wylder is in the midst of recording their next full-length album alongside platinum record producer Rick Parker, who has previously worked with bands like Lord Huron and Good Old War. We can’t wait to see what they have in store next, but for now, we’ll be playing “Ready to Break” on repeat.