Your Smith | photo by Erica Hernandez | courtesy of the artist
Listen to Your Smith embrace inner strength on the uplifting new single “Wild Wild Woman”
Inside all of us is a version of ourselves that is more outgoing, confident, and wild. On her latest track, Your Smith explores the powerful voice inside her. “Wild Wild Woman” is an upbeat and uplifting track that blends synth-heavy production with R&B rhythms. Across the whole song, Smith’s silky voice glides over the delicate production. Her smooth vocals serve as the perfect means to celebrate her inner wild woman, and the wild person inside us all. The glittering and anthemic single is perfect for pumping yourself and reminding yourself of all your strength.
Just as we all have this wild voice inside of us, we also often try to repress it. Smith recognized this behavior in herself and used this song to embrace her inner strength, rather than deny it. On writing the track and recognizing this phenomenon Smith said:
“I wrote this song to call on the Wild Woman because I needed her strength, I needed her voice. It worked. So sing this song if you need to find her. Sing this song to keep the Wild Woman inside of you alive. Then let’s keep fighting.”
Before releasing her latest slew of singles and last year’s Bad Habit EP, Your Smith went by her real name, Caroline Smith. Under that name she released Half About Being a Woman in 2013 and collaborated with the incomparable Lizzo in 2014 on the single “Let ’em Say“. Then, in 2016, Smith relocated from her native Minneapolis to Los Angeles. In a new city Smith was able to dismiss her insecurities and embrace freedom. All of this is apparent on her output as Your Smith, but especially on “Wild Wild Woman”.
Smith will have the opportunity to show off her strength this upcoming summer and fall when she tours, first with X Ambassadors and then with K Flay. With her now embracing her inner wild side, Smith’s sets are not to be missed. They will likely be just as, if not more evocative and empowering than her records. Smith and K Flay will play Philly on September 26th at TLA. Tickets and more information can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar.
Watch the Gemma Warren directed lyric video and check out You Smith’s full list of tour dates below.
6.18 – Boston, MA @ Royale *
6.19 – New York, NY @ secret private show tba – email us for details
6.20 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
6.26 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth *
6.30 – St Louis, MO @ Pageant *
7.2 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues *
7.6 – Minneapolis, MN @ Icehouse
9.3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater +
9.5 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory +
9.7 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater +
9.9 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom +
9.11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo +
9.13 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom +
9.14 – Missoula, MT @ The Wilma +
9.20 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom +
9.21 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom +
9.24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel +
9.26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts +
9.29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 club +
9.30 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte +
10.2 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works +
* = with X Ambassadors
+ = with K. Flay