WILDES Releases New Song “Lightly”
- Back in April, London-based singer-songwriter Ella Walker, aka WILDES was back with “Woman in Love” for the first time in two years.
Following the song, she released a new song “Lightly” on May 17, 2022.
The track was written by Ella Walker and produced by St Francis Hotel.
The theme of the song is the hard-won process of reclaiming her self-esteem.
“I’d been totally absorbed by other people, and I never consulted my own emotions,” Ella Walker recalled. “It was a pivotal moment in my opinion of myself and helped me navigate leaving this bad relationship. I knew I needed a new outlook on life, writing this song helped me believe it.”
She continued, “This song symbolises hope. Writing it gave me permission me to imagine how much better my life could be, beyond the fear and worry I had been living in for a number of years. I realised that I was light, and always had been, and I began to separate myself from the sadness and heaviness someone had inflicted upon me. For the first time I sat down and recognised all of the the qualities I loved about myself, and it was these qualities that ended up seeing me through the darkest and most difficult of times. To me, ‘Lightly’ is the feeling of watching the sunrise after the longest night, feeling the warmth on your face - that warmth and light is almost transcendental. I was encouraging myself to listen to my gut and take the terrifying steps towards a better life for myself.”
The song will appear on her upcoming debut album, which is expected to be released later this year.
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- source : Apple Music