Listen to Wynton Existing:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0GjXocaKmMErKxfAoi9mQr?si=SHynEPKsSCGu2zT5UvqJwg Youtube: https://youtube.com/user/thewyndian Since their debut album released in October 2020, Wynton Existing has been playing their signature Psychedelic Garage rock out everywhere from PA to TN, leaving strong impressions in their wake with unique high energy performances and antics.
Let us in on your new music! When did you record it?
Wynton Huddle: Shortly after releasing my October 2020 debut album, Wicked Fabrications, I started cutting demos at my home studio. Around December 2020 I met Gavin Gates, my current drummer and engineer. Safe to say, we hit it off and began the recording process in Spring of 2021. We moved from PA to TN and continued recording in our new house, and even now, after we sent it off to get mastered, we ended up today having more minor tweaks, but I promise 'Sexual Death' is coming soon!
How did you come up with the title?
WH: Early 2021, I went through the lowest period of my life, a lot of intense emotions, bridges burned, a lot of things I worked hard towards that fell apart, it was the death of my old life. I had to learn to let go of many things, and moving from PA to TN helped me start anew. Sexual Death seemed to fit the vibe of the newer more intense material I was channeling. I had a female acquaintance send me a bunch of random pictures at 5:40 am of her completely naked, covered in paint and trying to look provocative. It was honestly a very creepy assortment of pictures, and me being who I am, checked them all out. Well, one of the pictures stuck out to me and I thought "That's it! That's Sexual Death!" And it ended up being our album cover.
Any writing traditions you have that you set in place when you wrote this album?
WH: I try to not set in stone how each individual song's writing process should be. It's like raising a child, even if you raise them all the same, they can still come out very different from each other. It's better to cater to what each individual needs for growth, just like servicing a song. Some songs need to be strict and short to make its catchy elements as strong as possible. Sometimes we'll jam, find a spark of inspiration and begin crafting a song together, sometimes we'll take an already written song of mine, dissect it and turn it into a new beast. Whatever best serves the song.
Any other traditions you have when you're in your recording process?
WH: I suppose my only tradition thus far is my lack of tradition. I've always either tried a different studio, a different recording process altogether, or worked with different people. I feel each album is its own special moment in time and to try and replicate it exactly the same is an impossibility. I am not who I was a year ago, I'm constantly evolving as a human and musician, so it's good to keep exploring different soundscapes and feel a progression!
What challenges came with recording this music?
WH: Well, moving halfway across the country and establishing ourselves in a new scene definitely put a halt on things for a bit. Also to try and make the recordings sound consistent despite recording in two very different locations wasn't easy, but I think we did the best we could and I'm happy with the results.
Who did you collaborate with in the studio?
WH: As I mentioned above, Gavin Gates was the engineer throughout, we also recorded our upcoming single 'Juicy Prevalence' with Layne Robertson in Clarksville, TN as well as our finishing track 'Sexual Death' with David Estes in Nashville. As far as musicians who've sat in, Tyrell Williams, our current bass player laid down the low end on a few songs, Willy Davis laid down banjo for 'Scoundrel in Disguise' and I had my friend from Florida, Shawn Bowen of the band Didges Christ Super Drum lay down a whole drum circle for our middle section of 'Tom Tom Song'.
Any recording stories you have that you'll remember forever from this music? Please share one with us!
WH: When we recorded our track Sexual Death, I wanted some authentic creepy moaning in the intro, so we filled a bathtub up with ice and took turns recording ourselves getting in and trying our best to not be audible. It was a fun challenge that we all failed at, and it provided us exactly what we needed.
What are you most excited about with this new chapter?
WH: I'm beyond stoked to finally have up to date representation for Wynton Existing, it's been so long! I can't wait to hold the new vinyl in my hand. I'm excited to take this new project seriously and begin touring consistently.
What do you want fans to appreciate about your artistry when it comes to this new music?
WH: We didn't play it safe, we didn't take any shortcuts and we did everything we could to make it a special artistic moment in time.
After the new year we typically forget about our resolutions, have you kept yours when it comes to your music making?
WH: I definitely was hoping to have our new music out already, but I think the buildup is good and probably for the best. We have made a lot of waves since our big move and I want our new album to be the best foot forward to cement ourselves in this music scene.
Sexual Death (2023) Track List: 1. Wings of the Fly
3. Sonic Innocence
4. Juicy Prevalence
5. Scoundrel in Disguise
6. Tom Tom Song
7. End of Time
8. At Least Pretend You're Happy To See Me
10. Sexual Death
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