Nashville-based artist Adam Walton spent the majority of his youth on skateboards and playing in punk rock bands in North Carolina; in college he fell in love with the sounds and melodies of folk and mountain music. Now, under the moniker King Wilderness, Walton is crafting music that combines the energy of his younger days with the songwriting honed during his formative years.
“King Wilderness was created as a vehicle to process the tension between the life I live, and the life I dream of,” he explains. “The reality is, life looks pretty mundane most of the time. There are always good things about it, but it’s also not where we hope to remain for the next 30 years. This is the main question I wrestled with in the songs and sounds of King Wilderness,” he adds. “It’s a quest for more – and an invitation to dream of living the amazing life we were designed for.”
Today, King Wilderness releases debut single, ”Here I Go Again,” the first of three to be released this summer. “It best encapsulates this journey I’m on. This song introduces the listener to my journey as King Wilderness,” he says of the freshly unearthed shimmering indie rock gem, produced by Richard Wouters of pop rock outfit and Eo8 faves Civil Twilight, engineered by Micah Tawlks, and mixed by Kevin Daily.
“The journey of working with these three guys really brought the songs to life,” Walton explains. “It’s an anthem for those of us on this journey. We don’t really know what we’re doing and where we’re going, but we know we can’t stop.”
Without further ado, East of 8th proudly presents “Here I Go Again” by King Wilderness: