William Wild pays homage to the musical pioneers of the counterculture revolution with their uniquely dynamic synthesis of 1960’s folk and 1970’s rock ‘n’ roll drawing comparisons to Crosby, Stills & Nash, Led Zeppelin, and Fleetwood Mac.
Atlanta based singer/songwriter Anthony Aparo is far from new to the southern music scene. You may recognize him as front man to Atlanta’s Retro-Electronic band Culture Culture, or might remember him from the Athens Folk-Pop band Mr.Mustache. Over the past year, it’s possible you’ve seen him proudly singing opposite of his now wife — Atlanta Singer/Songwriter, Casey Harper. But chances are, if you follow the Atlanta music scene, his is a familiar face.
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William Wild is the moniker of 24-year-old Alternative singer-songwriter Garrett Sale. Born and raised at the foothill of the Appalachian Mountains in Knoxville, TN, Sale began to pursue music while attending The University of Tennessee.
It was there that Sale worked on his first collection of recordings with Knoxville friends and fellow musicians, eventually releasing a self-titled LP under the name “William Wild” (the nickname of a local homeless man).
Sale then embarked on a solo journey through Europe, where he wrote four of the six songs on his new EP, Steady Now. Continuing with the layered vocals, lush strings, dark tones of the debut album, Steady Now explores Sale’s search for peace while wrestling with self-pity, guilt and materialism.
The title track is a beautifully intense experience as he sings “Oh death won’t you give me a second chance. I’m looking for an easy way out. I need it more than the company I’m searching for.”
The album’s most cutting song “When I’ve Been Gone” is also his most personal, written from the perspective of his father who was homeless for 5 years and battling addiction. It’s an emotional experience as he sings “What about those times I almost changed? What do they mean?”
The opening song “Sleeptalk” finds him consumed by anxiety with a romantic relationship to stabilize himself. “Even when you run like a bullet shot out of a gun,” he sings, “I’m gonna let you know where you need to be”.
Hazy guitars, dusty keys, and blurry pedal steel illuminate the recordings of weighty songs immersed in loss, fear of failure, and the worthiness of human existence. With plush nostalgic pop sensibilities, Steady Now radiates tranquility. In an atmosphere of warmth, the listener is invited to delve into psyche of kindred spirits. It is there that unfaltering refuge is found.
Atlanta based singer/songwriter Anthony Aparo is far from new to the southern music scene. You may recognize him as front man to Atlanta’s Retro-Electronic band Culture Culture, or might remember him from the Athens Folk-Pop band Mr.Mustache. Over the past year, it’s possible you’ve seen him proudly singing opposite of his now wife-- Atlanta Singer/Songwriter, Casey Harper. But chances are, if you follow the Atlanta music scene, his is a familiar face.
From a young age Anthony was encouraged to pursue the arts by his parents. His father, Angie Aparo (songwriter), introduced him to music at a very early age—sharing with him records from Nick Drake's "Pink Moon" all the way to Outkast's "ATLiens." The depth of this diverse listening pallet along with his father's mentorship led to an intense study of lyric, melody, and the craft of songwriting. At age 11, Anthony started playing cello in the school orchestra, learning classical composition and music theory that continued throughout the rest of his education. It was during those adolescent years when Aparo picked up guitar, banjo, piano, and drums, as well as a wide array of other auxiliary instruments. This led to the involvement with various bands throughout high school, eventually resulting in writing and engineering a full length album in his mother's attic with Mr.Mustache in 2012. After Mr. Mustache broke up, Anthony moved to southwest Atlanta and began writing songs that would represent a large chunk of his current catalog. In the spring of 2013, he joined CultureCulture and began shifting his skill-set from acoustic instrumentation to pop and electronic arrangement. CultureCulture released a self titled EP in the beginning of 2014 and began gaining traction in the local Atlanta scene.
More recently (July 2015), Anthony recorded a full-length solo album titled “Under” with producer Paul Ebersold at The Bakery Sound Studio in Nashville. “Under” is expected to be released February 2016 followed by a spring tour in support of the album. Currently, Anthony continues to write and perform his own music as well as pushing the release of a new EP with Culture Culture, released February 2016.