The Full Story
Elizabeth Wyld is an Indie-Folk singer and songwriter from Virginia. Queer identifying, her catchy confessionals deal with identity and lust and growing up gay in rural America.
In May 2021 she 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 New York City-based 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.
Quiet Year has garnered praise in The Deli Magazine, Forbes, Out Front Magazine, V13, Nusound, and more. Wyld is currently working on her sophomore album at Studio G in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Zach Jones and Oscar Albis Rodriguez of A Great Big World.