Kingston, ON-based rock band, The Wilderness has released a new single, “Virginia Sapphire”. The single is an indie-pop track combining guitars, saxophone, and keys with powerful vocals led by an intricate groove of percussion.
Check out “Virginia Sapphire” below and find out more about The Wilderness via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
We’re The Wilderness. We’re Canadian, American, English, and French. We’re energetic, eclectic, and always ready for the road. We’re dirty rock and rollers, and we’re also a band from Kingston, Ontario.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
We listen to a lot of different types of music, but a lot of our songs start out as folk songs that can be done with just a voice and an acoustic guitar. When we take things to the studio we like to make things sound big and heavy.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We’re in the midst of planning our 2020 shows, so nothing to announce yet, but keep an eye out for The Wilderness in your hometown.
We don’t stop playing very much, it often feels like a continuous wall-to-wall show, so it’s pretty intense. With that being said we do have a bit of time to stop for some banter.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Virginia Sapphire is probably the most informative song in terms of what we will be sounding like in the near future, but I would never suggest only one song because we have something for everyone.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
We’re lucky enough to have crossed paths with many amazing Canadian artists that have really increased our appreciation for the music scene here. Wild Rivers, The Honest Heart Collective, Texas King, Lost Cousins, Kasador, Reuben and the Dark, The Glorious Sons, I could go on but it gets exhausting.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.