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WILLIAM WILD RELEASES NEW SINGLE “WOUND UP” | Track Premieres Exclusively On ‘Ones to Watch’ | Listen Here


Ones to Watch recently premiered the newest single from Knoxville-based singer-songwriter, William Wild titled,  “Wound Up” – his 3rd major label single-released since signing with us in the Fall of 2017.

A fragile similarity to that of Sam Beam, of the iconic Iron & Wine, Sale’s moniker, William Wild too, is perfectly inviting.

– Chelsea Devers, Ones To Watch


Garrett Sale (William Wild) had this to say about the inspiration behind the track: “Over time I’ve realized how fragile, or maybe fickle, the trajectory of our lives can be. Small tweaks in values, false narratives, pain avoidance mechanisms, etc., can all feel very subtle on a day to day level. But over the course of a few years, the tweaks can cause you to end up feeling like a hollow, unrecognizable version of who you used to be. This song is me battling through the cliché of ‘joy is in the making.’ Trying to understand that and working to avoid the moment where I’ve realized that I’ve just ‘wound up’ somewhere.”

William Wild is the moniker of 26-year-old Knoxville, TN-based singer-songwriter, Garrett Sale.  On his recent EP, Steady Now, William Wild gained an impressive following amassing over 12 million streams on Spotify. A producer/engineer by day, his music is featured in a number of films/commercials including the closing credits in the 2017 critically acclaimed film “Wind River.”