Premiere: Nashville’s Wildeyes newest single “In a Heartbeat”
Wildeyes today premieres their latest single “In a Heartbeat,” with psychedelia-tinged Americana layered over the band’s natural rock and roll sound. The single is the second track off the band’s planned release for their sophomore album due out in Fall 2020
The band formed in Nashville in 2016 and their debut record, “Beauty and Sadness” cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. The band is comprised of multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriters Emily Kohavi, Max Hoffman, and Daniel Kohavi. Kohavi is also known for her work with Hozier as a guitarist, violinist, and background vocalist.
Recorded live, “In A Heartbeat” features the addition of Terence Clarke (Robert Cray Band) on drums. While Clarke and the rhythm section tracked, engineer Ed Spear (Brandi Carlile, Anderson East, A Star Is Born and more) live-mixed, leading to experimentation with tape machines overlapped with steel and strings.
“[In A Heartbeat] is a lot more representative of who we actually are,” says Wildeyes guitarist Daniel Kohavi. “Our first album was our falling in love with Nashville. Emily got bit by the rock and roll bug while on tour with Hozier, and we couldn’t get away from that energy.”
The band premiered a live rendition of the song during their COVID-19 Relief benefit show on Saturday, April 18. Wildeyes will continue to introduce their audience to the full project one piece at a time throughout the summer, culminating in a late 2020 revelation of the group’s sophomore album.