This Wild Life Announce New LP “Petaluma” & Share Video For New Single “Westside”

This Wild Life have announced their new, forthcoming studio album titled Petaluma, which will be released by Epitaph Records on Friday, June 22nd. Today, the band (comprised of Kevin Jordan & Anthony Del Grosso) have shared the music video for their new single, “Westside,” which was directed by Spencer Baldwin. “Westside” follows the band’s new ballad “Hold You Here,” the first single off Petaluma, which was released in early April and accompanied by a charming music video directed by Baldwin as well depicting a couple’s spontaneous city hall wedding and casual, friend-filled backyard reception. Jordan had the following to share about “Westside,” its genesis and urgent subject matter needing to be addressed:

‘Westside’ is a song I’ve wanted to write for many years but never knew how, since its inspiration isn’t my story to tell. Sexual assault isn’t something many people are comfortable talking about, and my perspective in the song is from a person supporting a loved one who’s experienced it. In my moments of anger and frustration I had to focus on showing love, care, and support for the person who was really hurting. To anyone who’s been affected by sexual assault, find strength in your loved ones and speak up if you’re able. You could never be a burden.

Early on in the writing process for Petaluma, Jordan and Del Grosso made the mutual decision to make a record that felt brighter and more uptempo, a record they’d both want to listen to everyday. “This album is the first record we made with a clear vision before the first song was ever written,” Jordan says. “Something with the dynamics and emotion we’ve always strived for, but within the bounds of a bright, warm, and organic sonic energy flowing through it.

At times, when it comes to my life, I am as fragile as the glass that adorns the album cover,” he continues about the overall mood of the album. “But like the sunflower at the center of its image, I will always seek the sun and its light. This record feels like the first hint of summer after wandering through the cold – it feels honest and true to us as artists and individuals. It feels damn good.

This Wild Life will be making the following appearances this summer on the final run of the Vans Warped Tour:
06/21 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
06/22 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium Lot
06/23 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
06/24 – Ventura, CA – Ventura County Fairgrounds
06/28 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavillion
06/29 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
06/30 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
07/01 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
07/03 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07/05 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
07/06 – Dallas, TX – Starplex Pavilion
07/07 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
07/08 – Houston, TX – NRG Park
07/10 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fairgrounds
07/12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
07/13 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
07/14 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/15 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
07/16 – Pittsburgh, PA – Keybank Pavilion
07/17 – Toronto, ON – The Flats at Budweiser Stage
07/18 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
07/19 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
07/20 – Detroit, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
07/21 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
07/22 – Minneapolis, MN – Canterbury Park
07/23 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
07/24 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
07/25 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC
07/26 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/27 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
07/28 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheatre
07/29 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/30 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/31 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre
08/02 – Jacksonville, FL – The Old Cypress Lot near Met Park
08/03 – Orlando, FL – Tinker Field
08/04 – Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Ampitheater
08/05 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Ampitheatre

Petaluma Tracklist:
01. Figure It Out
02. Headfirst
03. Catie Rae
04. Positively Negative
05. Westside
06. Hold You Here
07. Come Back Down
08. College Kids
09. Never Believe
10. No Need For Novocaine

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