“I’ve heard that wisdom comes from two things: traversing the peaks and valleys that surround falling in, being in and staying in love, as well as good ol’ fashioned experience, the repetitions and mistakes it takes to achieve excellence,” says Wilder Woods, “but I don’t think you can understand either love or experience unless you’re willing to take the first step out of the “comfortable” and dive headfirst into the unknown.” With his brilliant self-titled debut, Wilder Woods, also known to many as Bear Rinehart, is doing precisely that. A timeless blend of classic soul, infectious R&B, and modern pop, the record captures the sound of a veteran songwriter confidently breaking new ground, blazing his own distinctive trail through uncharted territory with comfort and style. Simultaneously vulnerable and self-assured, the songs reflect both the rich well of experience from which they’re drawn and the bold leap that they represent, pairing intimate, introspective lyricism with eﬀortless swagger and monster hooks. Wilder Woods is a new side of Rinehart, but one that he’s more than ready to share.
He’ll be playing live at The Deaf Institute Sunday 27th October.
Tickets on sale Friday 7th June.
Manchester M1 7HE