Earlier this week, singer/songwriter Andy Shauf announced the surprise release of a new album, Wilds, via Anti-. The nine songs on Wilds were written during a period of heavy activity that resulted in more than 50 songs, many of which ended up on his 2020 album Neon Skyline. These songs are a break from that concept-driven album’s central narrative and have a more stripped-down sensibility to them. Per a press release, “The songs are presented here in their most nascent shape – Shauf playing all the instruments, coming up with the arrangements on the fly, and recording it all himself to ‘a little tape machine’ in his studio in Toronto.”
The album is out today, and it can be heard in its entirety. Listen to the Andy Shauf Wilds stream below.