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INTERVIEW: Wylder

Welcome to Vents, How have you been?

Will McCarry: We’ve been great! We are psyched to finally share this new music video with our fans.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Bitter”?

WM: Bitter was actually the last song written for our debut album Rain and Laura. It was also the song that came together the quickest in the writing process. The song is ultimately about letting things go and moving on. For the video we wanted to explore this topic, but also explore some of the humorous aspects of the tune.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

WM: As anyone who has ever gone through a breakup knows, one of the most agonizing aspects of splitting up is retrieving all of the shared items from that person. We decided to sum this feeling up in a singular item: the dreaded ugly sweater.

The single comes off your new album Rain and Laura – what’s the story behind the title?

WM: As Rain and Laura progresses through the track list—at least for me—there is an air of questioning and longing that populates the record. The album follows the end of a relationship through an entire year, spanning seasons. The question, “Was this all in my head?” comes up repeatedly, and through the journey, an answer is produced, as is the opportunity to move on. For me the mention of rain is purely instinctual, due to the obvious imagery in the arrangements and lyrics, but the act of putting Laura after the rain is intentional. It is as if, almost by surprise, she’s become secondary to the feelings she’s left behind.

What aspects of bad relationships did you get to explore with this record?

WM: On Rain and Laura we were really exploring the end of a relationship that wasn’t necessarily bad at all. We wanted to instead talk about relationships fraught with uncertainty, doubt, or even a one-sided feeling that things aren’t quite right. The idea behind the record was to delve into a process of letting someone go when a deep friendship and mutual respect was always at the core of an otherwise problematic relationship.

What else is happening next in Wylder’s world?

WM: Stay tuned for a bunch of new content online. We have a bunch of new tunes and videos we’ll be releasing throughout the fall!

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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