Ryan Bingham Announces New Studio Album, ‘Watch Out For The Wolf,’ Releases Lead Single “Where My Wild Things Are”

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Ryan Bingham

It’s been nearly four years since Ryan Bingham last dropped original music, and the wait is over.

Hitting streaming platforms today, Bingham’s surprise single “Where My Wild Things Are” is his first release since his cover of Billy Joe Shaver’s “Ride Me Down Easy” with Nikki Lane in 2022, but it has been since 2019’s American Love Song record that Bingham has released an original.

Sonically divergent, in my opinion, from the majority of Bingham’s music, “Where My Wild Things Are” is an interesting installment in Bingham’s catalog, with classically ominous lyricism that would fit in on any of his records set to a fresh sound showing a different side of Bingham’s style.

No matter how you look at it, though, it’s a banger, so go on and give it a listen.

“Where My Wild Things Are”

“Where My Wild Things Are” is the lead single off of Bingham’s forthcoming record Watch Out for the Wolf, set to be released on August 11, 2023, adding another record to the slate of highly anticipated albums to drop in the second half of 2023.

One of the biggest superstars in this genre, thanks to his timeless music and perhaps his role on the hit series Yellowstone, Bingham hasn’t released an album since American Love Song in February of 2019.

Watch Out for the Wolf has been a long time coming, and with one of the best country artists of the 21st century at the helm here, it’s got all of the potential to be one of the best albums of the year.

If “Where My Wild Things Are” is any indication, Bingham’s next project may not sound exactly like Mescalito or Junky Star, but it’s going to be something fresh and special from the one of a kind artist we all love.

As the anticipation ensues and the wait begins for Bingham to release Watch Out for the Wolf on August 11, take this opportunity to dive deeper into his catalog.

Here are a few of my favorite deep cuts to get you started.

“Depression” – Junky Star (2010)

“Take it Easy Mama” – Mescalito (2007)

“Darlin’” – Fear and Saturday Nights (2015)

And enjoy this classic scene from Yellowstone while we’re at it.

In pretty classic fashion, Bingham’s character Walker asks the bunkhouse if they want to hear a happy or sad song, and despite their request for a happy one, he breaks out into “All Choked Up Again.”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock