#NewMusicMonday: “Wild Dog” by James Wyatt Crosby

It’s another #NewMusicMonday! Today we’re very proud to release “Wild Dog“, the new single by Toronto-based indie dreampop artist James Wyatt Crosby.

James Wyatt Crosby - Wild Dog

“It’s a really interesting experience to get into one song and let it take over your entire life,” says Crosby about his new single. “I was going through some pretty strange times personally and I really needed to express that in some way,” he explains, “but at the same time I wanted to make a song that I could listen to while windsurfing.”

The result is a smooth and summery tune reminiscent of the more charming elements of 70s soft rock bands like the Doobie Brothers and Looking Glass. “(Co-producer) Mitchell Gomes and I are big fans of smooth rock and this online series called ‘Yacht Rock’ and we both wanted to try our hand at making a song in that vein.”

Although “Wild Dog” was more painstakingly created than his first single “O.T.O.T.W.“, Crosby sees it as a continuation of the same aesthetic. “I feel like both of these songs are kind of caught somewhere between joy and sadness. I really wanted to make something that was both expressive and fun at the same time, and I’m glad we took the time to get it right.”

“Wild Dog” by James Wyatt Crosby is available now on iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify and other fine digital retailers.