A gift of evoking emotions of insecurity while putting the mind at ease
Emerging indie-pop, multi-instrumentalist, Wren Wilder, announces the release of her new single, “Egyptian Cotton,” alongside a music video full of Wren’s signature playful mix of colour, design, dance, and animation. Aptly named as a nod to Wren’s Egyptian-American roots, “Egyptian Cotton” is an ode to the advice she once received from a close friend: “If you’re the coolest one sitting at a table, you’re at the wrong table.”
“Egyptian Cotton” was created at the Panoramic House, an architecturally historic house in the middle of Mt. Tamalpais State Park, CA. As an environmentalist and creator of the Wilder Earth Movement, being surrounded by nature was an integral part of the songwriting. Throughout all aspects of production, Wren assembled an all-female cast of creatives to celebrate the effectiveness of working with women in a male-dominated industry. The song was co-produced and engineered by Maryam Qudus of the indie project Spacemoth (Toro y Moi, Tune-Yards, Sasami).
As well as Wren’s own vocal and instrumental talents, “Egyptian Cotton” features Cody Rhodes (Cold War Kids, The Flaming Lips, Dashboard Confessional) on drums and percussion and Kira (Black Flag) on electric bass. Because Wren is also a re-recording sound mixer at Warner Bros. California, “Egyptian Cotton” was self-mixed using the creative spirit of her own soundboard. The track was mastered 100% in analogue by two-time GRAMMY® Award Winner Andres Mayo (AES).
“She has a gift of evoking emotions of insecurity while at the same time putting the mind at ease with her calming and gentle voice, paired with a catchy and relatable chorus. I love how she redirects our attention from sadness towards the light and a happier ending.” – Buzz Music
Musical storyteller and producer Wren Wilder create extraordinary moments through warm, empathetic pop music overflowing with emotional complexity. Each original song bursts with inviting instrumental layers that glide through folk, pop, and rock. She uniquely combines various timbres alongside the gravitational pull of her vibrant vocals: airy mellotrons, Wurlitzer, upright and Rhodes pianos, electric guitar, synths, drums, percussion, and electric bass. Through the art of mixing, Wren transforms these commonly used instruments, manipulating them in new and unexpected ways. She’s on a mission to write and perform authentic music that chronicles her evolution as a human and an artist and to bring peace and comfort to the delicate teenager who lives inside everyone. Wren Wilder transports listeners on a powerful journey through darkness and light with vulnerable lyrics about transforming heartbreak, longing, fear, and uncertainty into confidence, joy, celebration, and unconditional love.