Today our good friend Your Smith (formerly Caroline Smith) released her latest single (and accompanying lyric video, directed by Gemma Warren), “Wild Wild Woman,” on Neon Gold Records. The single follows up her Neon Gold debut, Bad Habit EP, which dropped last year and which I characterized as, “Boast[ing] many of the charming quirks of the best pop music of the mid-’90s.” “Wild Wild Woman” embraces a similar sonic aesthetic, as a synth-heavy, ultra-empowering, R&B jam just in time for summer. Smith describes the track (via her latest press release) as a sort of call to her true self.
“I wrote this song to call on the Wild Woman because I needed her strength, I needed her voice. It worked. So sing this song if you need to find her. Sing this song to keep the Wild Woman inside of you alive. Then let’s keep fighting.”
Next week Your Smith hits the road for a brief batch of shows supporting X Ambassadors, although without a Philly date. But this fall she returns to the road for a more extensive run, supporting K. Flay (who seems to have gotten quite a bit bigger than she was back when she double-headlined a 10%-capacity North Star Bar with Hank & Cupcakes in 2012). And that tour will find itself at our very own TLA on September 26th. In the meantime, read my latest chat with Your Smith from last September, and check out her brand new video for “Wild Wild Woman,” which features all of Smith’s famously frenetic and jubilantly juvenile dance moves.