Raw sound and honest lyrics are the key ingredients that make up the new release from alternative pop newcomer Tim Wildsmith. The Omaha-based artist's "A New Morning" is a refreshing mix of alternative rock and mellow pop that draws comparisons to the likes of Ryan Adams, Damien Rice, and Aqualung.
Wildsmith is quickly gaining fans with his incredibly vulnerable lyrics, with which he tells the story of trying to survive a broken heart. You can tell he's been through a lot. From gentler, piano-based songs like "Recovery" and "Second Chance" to guitar-driven rockers like "Somehow" and "Love Is On The Move," he invites listeners in as he struggles to keep moving.
"I was just really honest with myself while writing these songs," Tim says. "I think people can connect with them because they've been there. We all get hurt. We all go through rough spots."
Indeed the album is personal and emotional, but you also get a sense that Wildsmith has started to move on. Songs like "Made It Through" and "A New Morning" breathe hope into the heartache. He wears his heart on his sleeve, and watching him perform live you'll see a guy who's not broken, but perhaps just a little fragile.
"It's been a hard couple of years, but I wouldn't change anything about it."
The very first line you hear on the album sums it all up:
"I've never been this scared / But I'm so alive / That's how I know this right"
Introducing "A New Morning" by Tim Wildsmith.