Elizabeth Wyld is an Indie-Folk singer and songwriter from rural Virginia. Previously an actress and classically trained vocalist, she was thrust into silence for six months due to a paralyzed vocal cord, during which time she wrote a series of poems that would become her debut album Quiet Year.
In May 2021 she stepped forward with the album, a sapphic seven-song record lushly layered with pristine and purposeful lead vocals. “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 Brooklyn-based artist shares. Themes of queer lust and longing abound but at its heart, Quiet Year is about losing, and then re-locating one's voice in the literal and figurative senses.
Since releasing Quiet Year, Wyld has been called "the indie Bobbie Gentry that this world needs," by Deli Magazine and has been compared to Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen, Margaret Glaspy, and Kacey Musgraves. Forbes called her live performance "fierce and ethereal."
She spent the fall of 2021 touring around the U.S. in a minivan with a borrowed acoustic guitar. She is currently working on her sophomore album, collaborating with producer-engineer duo Zach Jones and Oscar Albis Rodriguez at Studio G in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.