A young group on tour needs to find a rallying point that drives them on and pushes them past their limits. Inspiration comes in many shapes and forms as the miles go by and the days and nights pass. The ideal, though, is what Royal Teeth from New Orleans, Louisiana is experiencing this fall. On their current tour around America, their song “Wild” has found a place as both the band’s AND their fans’ anthem. The live performance escalates and builds until they play this song.
We met them recently on the east coast leg of their tour supporting their debut record, “Act Naturally”. All we knew about “Wild” before talking to them was what we could tell from our first listen to the song - there was something special about it. When we asked about the story behind the song, we learned that this song is a true group effort. Each of the six band members had input into the song composition as it evolved. They each found a connection to the theme of the song, of “being in a band and dedicating your life to taking a chance and doing something kind of risky,” as singer Gary Larsen put it.
Maybe that’s what’s special about “Wild”... it’s a song for everyone to celebrate that the band is out there playing their music.