December 9, 2016 — Canadian exports THE WILD! have debuted another all new track today titled “Livin’ Free” exclusively via NEW NOISE MAGAZINE. “From livin’ life without a care in the world to growin’ up and grindin’ out that 9 to 5, nobody loves that transition in life but we all go through it at some point,” says frontman Dylan Villain.
“But lemme tell you something, man. Age is a fuckin’ state of mind and ‘Livin’ Free’ is about just that. This is a song for the young punks comin’ up that are still figuring it all out & the rowdy old guns still havin’ the time of their fuckin’ lives. Your outlook on life is everything and this song says it all. You gotta love it! Livin’ how you want it. Always stay livin’ hard and livin’ free.”
The Wild! will release Wild At Heart on February 17, 2017 via Entertainment One (eOne). Villain adds, “This record is a big one for me. All of us, man. I really had to go through some shit to get things right on this one. I can honestly sit here today & tell you that we made the best record we possibly could. I’m proud as hell of it and I can’t wait for all of you to hear it. It’s everything I wanted it to be.” The tracklist and artwork is also available below.
Produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Airbourne, Aerosmith) at Armoury Studios in Vancouver, Wild At Heart will serve as the follow-up to their debut EP GxDxWxB, which stands for “God Damn Wild Boys,” that was released in 2015. Wild At Heart will be their first full-length for Entertainment One (eOne).
On vocals/lead guitar, DYLAN VILLAIN embodies all of the reckless abandon and good-natured devilish charm that could only be born in a very small backwoods community. Counterbalancing Villain’s snakebite rasp is bassist/vocalist BOOZUS. Beer drinkin’, beard havin’, fly-fishin’ are his favorite past times.
Kickin’ ass & keeping time is drummer REESE LIGHTNING. A beast with beats & everyone’s favorite asshole. You’ll love him! Rounding out THE WILD!’s lineup is “THE KID” on rhythm guitar and backing vocals. Young blood and zero fucks given. What The Kid lacks in age, he makes up in attitude and swagger.
“I feel like for every thousand bands that are out there right now you’ll get maybe ten that believe the things they’re singing about, which is the most important thing to me in any genre,” says VILLAIN. “I don’t give a shit what kind of music you play. If you care about it then really give yourself to that moment. Our fans aren’t stupid and I feel that they’re hungry for things that aren’t so disposable.”
The Wild! just wrapped up supporting tours with both Airbourne, Sebastian Bach and Buckcherry and will be announcing more tour dates very soon.
Full listings will be added to The Wild!’s Website.