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Approved: Wildes

By | Published on Tuesday 26 July 2022


Singer-songwriter Ella Walker is set to release her debut album as Wildes, ‘Other Words Fail Me’, this autumn. Out now is new single ‘Far And Wide’.

The track is a real blend of styles that go together to lift the song into a gentle euphoria. A bit folk, a bit pop, a bit shoegaze with motorik drums underneath. Walker herself states her influences as PJ Harvey, Patti Smith and Sasami, saying: “They are unapologetically honest women and musicians. They gave me permission to come out of the box I’d been cowering in”.

Lyrically, the song is a love letter to friends. She explains: “’Far And Wide’ is a celebration of friendship. It reflects the madness and uncertainty of early adulthood and the constant change and turbulence we all go through. After neglecting them for a long time, I realised how constant and secure my friendships had become”.

“They saved me, melting away my shame and holding me when I couldn’t cope”, she goes on. “Banding together against our shared, frenzied existences, it dawned on me that these loving and intimate friendships were more valuable than any boyfriend had ever been. The constant support and unconditional love of these people is the reason I am here today. So this is a love letter to those friends who saved me – I would do anything for you”.

‘Other Words Fail Me’ is out on 7 Oct. Watch the video for ‘Fare And Wide’ here: