This Wild Life has gifted their fans with an exciting announcement and a delightful sneak peek into their upcoming fifth studio album, Never Fade, slated for release on June 23. In anticipation of the album drop, the acoustic rock duo has graciously shared two enchanting tracks, “No More Waiting” and “How’d You Forget Us?”, giving us a glimpse into the musical journey that awaits.
Never Fade is a remarkable testament to the power of friendship and collaboration across the 8-track self-produced album. This remarkable lineup of collaborators includes the likes of Ryan Key (Yellowcard), Oliver Baxxter (Broadside), Aaron Marsh (Copeland), Rory Rodriguez (Dayseeker), Andrew Wade, Brian Butcher (The Home Team), and more.
“Never Fade is our second independently produced and released album,” Kevin Jordan shares. “We assembled the Emo Avengers for this one with a special guest vocalist on all 8 tracks. No love songs this time around, all heartbreakers.”
“No More Waiting,” featuring Brian Burkheiser of I Prevail, is a musical masterpiece that demands your attention from the first acoustic pluck. The track effortlessly showcases the band’s emotional depth and vulnerability. With its heartfelt lyrics and acoustic-driven melodies, the collaboration between This Wild Life and Burkheiser creates a powerful synergy, as their voices intertwine and harmonize seamlessly, evoking the group’s signature raw display of emotion. The stripped-down instrumentation serves as a canvas for the profound lyrics to come to life, delving into themes of yearning, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of freedom from the confines of time.
“How’d You Forget Us?” featuring Joshua Roberts of Magnolia Park captivates through a weave of hauntingly beautiful melodies and poignant lyrics, immersing listeners in a realm of introspection and longing. The combined artistry of This Wild Life and Roberts elevates the song to new heights, showcasing their remarkable vocal chemistry and musical prowess. Through an unrequited exploration of heartbreak and the lingering inquiry of how love can be forgotten, the song strikes a resounding chord that resonates through to its core.
Experience “No More Waiting” and “How’d You Forget Us?” below to get a taste of what This Wild Life’s new album has to offer.
Never Fade Tracklisting:
1. No More Waiting (feat. Brian Burkheiser of I Prevail)
2. Proximity (feat. Rory Rodriguez of Dayseeker)
3. Silver and Gold (feat. Ryan Key of Yellowcard)
4. How’d You Forget Us? (feat. Joshua Roberts of Magnolia Park)
5. Knife Fight (feat. Aaron Marsh of Copeland)
6. Fall Out Of Love Again (feat. Andrew Wade)
7. I Miss You (feat. Oliver Baxxter of Broadside)
8. Dead To Me (feat. Brian Butcher from The Home Team)
The duo is also set to embark on tour alongside Yellowcard to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of “Ocean Avenue” this summer. Spanning more than a month and a half, the tour kicks off on July 7 in Baltimore, MD before wrapping up on Aug. 18 in Portland, ME. Check out their full tour schedule for this summer below and grab tickets here.
- July 5—Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
- July 6—Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony
- July 8—New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
- July 9—Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway
- July 11—Philadelphia, PA @ TD Pavilion at the Mann
- July 12—Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
- July 13—Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
- July 15—Minneapolis, MN @ Armory
- July 16—Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
- July 18—Charlotte, NC @ Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre
- July 20—Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
- July 21—Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place Amphitheater
- July 22—Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place Amphitheater
- July 23—Tampa, FL @ Yuengling Center
- July 25—Houston, TX @ 713 Music Hall
- July 26—Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
- July 27—Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Facotry
- July 29—Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Financial Theatre
- July 30—Los Angeles, CA @ Youtube Theater
- Aug. 1—San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
- Aug. 2—San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
- Aug. 4—Seattle, WA @ Wamu Theater
- Aug. 5—Garden City, ID @ Revolution Concert House
- Aug. 6—West Valley City, UT @ Usana Amphitheatre
- Aug. 8—Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavilion Denver
- Aug. 10—Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
- Aug. 11—Maryland Heights, MO @ Saint Louis Music Park
- Aug. 13—Worcester, MA @ Palladium
- Aug. 15—Hershey, PA @ Giant Center
- Aug. 17—Syracuse, NY @ St. Joseph’s Heath Amphitheater at Lakeview
- Aug. 18—Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena