"Equal parts empowering and catchy." --BUST
"Like the final sequence in an '80s movie." -NYLON
"Like a hurricane, Wildwood could knock the walls down with her voice alone." -Uproxx
"Conjures strength from shambles." -The Line Of Best Fit
"An artist in every sense of the word." -Galore
"The love child of Kate Bush & Sia." -Paper
On March 20, Arizona-via-New York City artist-producer Emmy Wildwood will release her first ever self-produced album Heavy Petals. The nine-track set was recorded in her home studio in Tucson, Arizona and mixed by Nathan Sabatino at Hi-Dez Recording in Joshua Tree, California (Dr. Dog, Flaming Lips).
Wildwood learned ProTools this past year after moving from NYC to her hometown of Tucson, AZ and "losing touch with my vision, taste and confidence in my artistry," she says. She documented the process in an IGTV vlog aimed at helping other female musicians gain confidence and feel more comfortable entering into the production space. Below is a reflection she wrote about the experience.
The new album follows Wildwood's recent All My Blood EP, which she dropped in January and earned support from Galore, Papermag, BUST Magazine, NYLON, Uproxx, The Line Of Best Fit, The 405, and more. Her solo career began in 2013, when she dropped the final album with her former punk band VELTA, which included a collaboration with TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone (“Let’s Get Married”). Her debut solo effort, Mean Love, earned co-signs from Ryan Seacrest and Patricia Fields, and features in Billboard, Refinery29, Huffington Post, NewNowNext, and more. Following the release, her single “Scream" earned a sync on FOX's “Scream Queens” soundtrack.