Alt Country-Rock Artist Drops New Record and Video Inspired by His Hometown
Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood’s favorite outlaw, Wild the Coyote, just released his latest country-rock EP, 7 Roses. The EP offers a personal look into Coyote’s complex relationship with his hometown and the emotional process of leaving the past behind him. “7 Roses is for the 7 days when I wrote 7 stories about the emotions that carried me from childhood to manhood, which I can now lay to rest,” he explains. 7 Roses is now available for listening on streaming platforms worldwide.
Last spring, Wild the Coyote escaped from Los Angeles to visit his recently widowed mom in the small farm town that he grew up in. “When I got there, it dawned on me to escape even further and write an album, alone in the country, in significant places that I would go to as a kid to get lost. I told myself I wouldn’t go back to Los Angeles until I wrote every song,” he explains his writing process for the EP. “Only 7 days went by before I was headed back with an album written, eagerly booking studio time as I drove into LA. I wrote about my relationship with the boy I used to be, the town I grew up in, and how I’ve held on to him all these years, now as a man chasing a dream in the big city.”
The first track on the EP, “Lately That’s What I Do,” provides a perfect introduction to the whirlwind of emotions expressed throughout the EP. “Lately That’s What I Do” ensnares listeners with its thumping beat and driving bassline as Wild the Coyote sings the melancholic lyrics, “never wanted to let you down, but lately that’s what I do.” The 7-song collection also includes previously released singles, “Silver Round Bullet” and “Under The Weather.” A video for “Under The Weather,” directed by Bryant Hyun, is being released alongside the new EP. 7 Roses draws to a close with “Thank You, Goodbye.” For the final track, Wild the Coyote slows down to process the onslaught of intense emotions and expresses gratitude for all that he has learned before finally saying goodbye to his hometown. The EP documents Wild the Coyote’s struggles of why he left his hometown to move to Los Angeles in the first place and why he has no intention of going back. To complete 7 Roses, Coyote recruited producer Joseph Holiday and guitarist Tito Woods who added another element to the songs and stories that made them that much more powerful and dynamic.
Wild the Coyote moved to Los Angeles from a small farm town on the central coast of California. He started his LA music career after forming the punk-rock band Gunpowder Secrets. After moderate success as a local band, Coyote stepped away from Gunpowder Secrets to pursue his dreams as a solo artist. With a sound reminiscent of Johnny Cash, Wild the Coyote combined his country roots with a punk-rock vibe to create his modern-day outlaw persona. He has opened for Yelawolf on his North American GhettoCowboy tour and played at venues across the country, including the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee and the Slumfest music festival in Nashville. Coyote’s music has received praise from Rolling Stone, Worlds of Country, and has been featured in the hit series, Yellowstone and Mayor of Kingstown.
7 Roses is now available to stream or download on digital music platforms worldwide. Watch the music video for “Under The Weather” on YouTube. Keep up with his music and upcoming tour dates by visiting WildtheCoyote.com.