Elizabeth Wyld has been called "the indie Bobbie Gentry that this world needs," by Deli Magazine and has been compared to Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen, and Kacey Musgraves. A New York City transplant by way of rural Virginia, Wyld's catchy confessionals deal tell a story of identity, longing, and growing up queer in rural America.
In May 2021, Wyld stepped forward with her debut album Quiet Year, a seven-song record lushly layered with vulnerable ear-worms and pristine and purposeful lead vocals. Quiet Year tells the story of Wyld's experience with a paralyzed vocal cord that left her unable to sing or speak. Previously a musical theatre actress, she was forced into silence for the better part of a year, during which time she recast herself in an authentic life. “I spent my whole life playing characters and when that was taken away from me, I realized that I didn't really know who I was. So I started writing Quiet Year to figure that out,” the artist shares. Themes of longing and young love abound but at its heart, Quiet Year is about losing, and then re-locating one's voice in the literal and figurative senses.
Wyld is currently touring around the U.S. and Canada in a minivan and working on her sophomore album at Studio G in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Zach Jones and Oscar Albis Rodriguez of A Great Big World.