"The love child of Kate Bush & Sia." -Paper
"Simply haunting." -NYLON
"Quintessential pop." -Village Voice
Emmy Wildwood is tired of fighting off narcissists. After years of sitting beside men in studio chairs, the Tucson, Arizona bred singer-songwriter took the courageous step to bring her creative process in-house last year. She learned ProTools and began work on her first ever self-produced album Heavy Petals, a nine-track LP released this March, just as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold globally. The bedroom pop-rock album earned praise from Phoenix New Times ("a gut punch"), American Songwriter ("heartbreaking and angsty, raw and immediate"), Atwood Magazine ("a skilled veteran in her craft"), and others. She documented the experience in an IGTV vlog, also titled 'Heavy Petals,' where she discussed her studio take aways as well as past micro-aggressions and experiences of sexism in the industry.
She followed up the release with her latest single "Mosh The Pit," a defiant '90s-inspired industrial rave anthem written about the late Princess Diana. She co-wrote the song with her partner Nic Pool, a musician and editor for Billboard magazine, and co-produced it with Nashville musician Chris Kuffner (Regina Spektor). The track is just he beginning for Wildwood and Pool, who this summer established their own label/publishing company, Wildwood Pool, at their new home in Tucson, Arizona -- a 1947 farm house with horse corral, chicken coops and a guest house-home studio they are currently renovating to serve as a desert oasis for bands and future collaborators.
Born to perform and write songs, Wildwood spent a decade in New York City writing and collaborating with pop and hip-hop artists, as well as performing as a solo act and in various outfits including a punk band VELTA that collaborated with TV On The Radio's Kyp Malone and appeared in a Converse ad; a country-western duo The Stone Lonesome that were staples at New York's Rockwood Music Hall; and an all-female GnR tribute band that have performed in Alaska and India. First debuting in 2013 with her Mean Love EP, she has since earned co-signs from Ryan Seacrest and Patricia Fields, as well as coverage in Billboard, Papermag, Refinery29, NYLON, BUST, Galore, Uproxx, Bitch Magazine, The Line Of Best Fit, HuffPo, Popdust, and others. Her former boutique and record label hybrid, Tiger Blanket, on Graham Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn was featured in Italian Vogue, the Village Voice and Time Out New York, and her original song "Scream" appeared on FOX's “Scream Queens” soundtrack.