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William Wild shares his 10 favorite albums of 2018

William Wild is the moniker of 26-year-old Alternative singer-songwriter Garrett Sale. Born and raised at the foothill of the Appalachian Mountains in Knoxville, TN, Sale began to pursue music while attending The University of Tennessee. It was there that Sale worked on his first collection of recordings with Knoxville friends and fellow musicians, eventually releasing a self-titled LP under the name “William Wild” (the nickname of a local homeless man). Sale then embarked on a solo journey through Europe, where he wrote four of the six songs on his new EP “Steady Now” (incl. the Songpickr discovery “Morning”). Continuing with the layered vocals, lush strings, dark tones of the debut album, “Steady Now” explores Sale’s search for peace while wrestling with self-pity, guilt and materialism. Hazy guitars, dusty keys, and blurry pedal steel illuminate the recordings of weighty songs immersed in loss, fear of failure, and the worthiness of human existence. With plush nostalgic pop sensibilities, “Steady Now” radiates tranquility. In an atmosphere of warmth, the listener is invited to delve into psyche of kindred spirits. It is there that unfaltering refuge is found. In 2017, he signed with Sony Music to work on his follow up album release.

William Wild shares his 10 favorite albums of 2018:

1) Damien Jurado - The Horizon just Laughed

2) Dawes - Passwords

3) Dirty Projectors - Lamp Lit Prose

4) First Aid Kit - Ruins

5) Kacey Musgraves - Golden hour

6) Mount Eerie - After (Live)

7) Snail Mail - Lush

8) Adrianne Lenker - abysskiss

9) Bahamas - Earthtones

10) Phosphorescent - C’est La Vie

William Wild "Morning" (audio):

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