The Wilder Blue is back with another new tune, and there’s more on the way, too.
Titled “Super Natural,” their latest track is a cleverly penned tune that features the great Brent Cobb and brings a laid-back, twangy sound that is easy to listen to and builds upon the foundation The Wilder Blue laid with their first two records, Palomino Gold in 2020 and The Wilder Blue 2022.
Their second single of the year, and second since the release of their previous record, “Super Natural” is the title track to their upcoming album, which was produced by Cobb and recorded at the legendary Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, TX.
Super Natural will be released on November 21st, and while many of the details are still unknown, like the tracklist, this is undoubtedly great news for fans of the Texas group.
With the band’s other single of 2023 coming in July with “Learnin’ My Lesson,” which features Wes Bayliss of The Steel Woods, this next project is shaping up to be something special.
Led by frontman Zane Williams, who has already had an admirable solo career on the Texas scene before forming the band, The Wilder Blue is comprised of guitarist Paul Eason, Sean Rodriguez on bass, drummer Lyndon Hughes, and multi-instrumentalist Andy Rogers. Together, these guys bring a fresh take on a classic country music sound and sure aren’t afraid to rock and roll a little bit.
Williams, who is responsible for the majority of the band’s songwriting, released eight solo albums between 2006 and 2019, and as a result, already had a strong individual following as a respected and experienced songwriter.
Initially teaming up with Eason in 2019 after the release of his last solo album to bring the idea of The Wilder Blue to life, Williams brings his top tier songwriting to the table and the band he and Eason formed around it provides the perfect sound to back it up.
Still somewhat in their nascent stages as a band, considering their first album Palomino Gold was released just before the pandemic, and they’ve really only been able to tour on their 2022 record The Wilder Blue, the band has still had some pretty big breaks thus far.
As their music amasses millions of streams, they announced a couple of months ago that they would be playing support on Luke Combs’ next stadium tour in the spring and summer of 2024, so releasing a new album before those massive shows seems like pretty good timing.
As we await more details on the next record, though, and anticipate it’s release on 11/21, I highly recommend digging into their existing catalog. Here are a few of my favorites to get you started.