Night Wilds has recently unveiled their latest single, “Heartland,” a standout addition to their expansive 17-track rock opera album, “All That Should Have Been.”
This new release goes beyond being just a song; it’s a compelling narrative that pays homage to the enchantment and grace of childhood. With a melody that serves as a storyteller, “Heartland” explores the profound bond between siblings and the untainted perspective of youth.
The song is eloquent and expressive, delving into shared experiences and the enduring love between siblings as they navigate the journey from childhood to adolescence. It beautifully captures the essence of survival and unity, especially during the formative years, set against the backdrop of wild open spaces that spark imagination and exploration.
“Heartland” unfolds as a reflection on growing up, featuring a resolute chorus that mirrors the challenges faced by the two siblings. Night Wilds’ debut album, “All That Should Have Been,” is a dark, expressive, and theatrically entertaining masterpiece. Described as an “immersive concept album that cloaks autobiography in fantastical fiction,” it explores a captivating narrative about a young boy trapped in a cruel circus.
Lead singer-songwriter Seth shares the inspiration behind “Heartland,” describing it as a celebration of the beauty and wonder of childhood, even in the face of pain. The song serves as an awakening in the album, where the protagonist finds solace in the peace and beauty of youthful memories, despite haunting shadows.
“Heartland is a song honoring childhood and the wonder and wildness of it. It’s a song about siblings and growing up free to explore and know the world through those eyes. It’s also a song about how we survive by coming together, even as kids, or maybe most especially as kids. It’s certainly about my own life growing up in wide open spaces, wandering and exploring creeks and mud, imagining myself a warrior or a magician or at least an explorer and adventurer ready to battle all that came my way. It covers the time from being quite small and the beginnings of this life onward toward growing up. Behind the song is a sense of danger and fear which was real as well but within that story is also great connection that only siblings can know, especially those who went through difficult times together.“
This progressive rock album was meticulously recorded at renowned studios, including Robert Lang Studios, London Bridge Studios, and Electrokitty Studios. Co-produced and mixed by engineer Tom Hall, alongside longtime Heart drummer Ben Smith, “All That Should Have Been” is a musical work of art.
“Heartland” emerges as a memorable track from this unique album, showcasing the band’s ability to blend haunting memories with powerful beauty.
Don’t miss the opportunity to embark on this musical journey!
Listen to the new single “Heartland” here.