Today’s video of the day is ‘Far and Wide’ by Wildes – a song which demands to be the soundtrack to a long open road trip.
Wildes is the solo project of London-based singer/songwriter Ella Walker, who cites the influence of PJ Harvey, Patti Smith and SASAMI.
“They are unapologetically honest women and musicians. They gave me permission to come out of the box I’d been cowering in.”
The single comes with an adorable self-directed video featuring Wildes’ friends, and an announcement that Wildes’ debut album Other Words Fail Me will be released on 7 October via AWAL.
“Far and Wide is a celebration of friendship. It reflects the madness and uncertainty of early adulthood and the constant change and turbulence we all go through. After neglecting them for a long time, I realised how constant and secure my friendships had become. They saved me, melting away my shame and holding me when I couldn’t cope. Banding together against our shared, frenzied existences, it dawned on me that these loving and intimate friendships were more valuable than any boyfriend had ever been. The constant support and unconditional love of these people is the reason I am here today. So this is a love letter to those friends who saved me – I would do anything for you.”
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