Wild Pink – the New York outfit consisting of frontman John Ross, bassist T.C. Brownell, and drummer Dan Keegan – have announced their studio album. Called A Billion Little Lights, it arrives on February 19, 2021 via Royal Mountain Records. The band have previewed the album with the first single ‘The Shining But Tropical’ along with an accompanying music video starring Annie Murphy (who recently won an Emmy for her role in Schitt’s Creek). Check out the Justin Singer-directed clip below, and scroll down for the album’s cover artwork and tracklist.
“It was inspired by Carl Sagan’s ‘Cosmos’ as well as ‘If I Needed You’ by Townes Van Zandt, this song is named for a grim retirement home in Florida,” band leader John Ross explained in a press release. “It’s about somebody who was born sheltered realizing how large the world is and how unimportant they are. Julia Steiner’s vocal contributions brought the song to fruition, and it was a lot of fun to make. We spent a lot of time focusing on the drums and percussion, using a phone recording of some cicadas in a quieter part towards the end of the song, and I really like all the stuff Dan came up with like the Agogo bells and Rototoms.”
Produced, mixed, and co-engineered by David Greenbaum, A Billion Little Lights follows Wild Pink’s 2018 album Yolk in the Fur.
A Billion Little Lights Cover Artwork:
A Billion Little Lights Tracklist:
1. The Wind Was Like a Train
2. Bigger Than Christmas
3. The Shining But Tropical
5. Oversharers Anonymous
6. You Can Have It Back
7. Family Friends
8. Track Mud
9. Pacific City
10. Die Outside