Wild Pink – “You Can Have It Back” (Feat. Ratboys’ Julia Steiner)
Wild Pink are releasing a new album, A Billion Little Lights, next year. The band shared lead single “The Shining But Tropical” from it last month and it landed on top of our best songs of the week list. Today, they’re putting out another single, “You Can Have It Back,” on which John Ross duets with Ratboys’ Julia Steiner: “Your love you gave to me, you can have it back/ All I got was a heart attack.”
“This was the last song I wrote for the album, and it’s also one of the most fun to play live. Wild Pink songs typically don’t follow conventional song structures but with this one I did,” Ross said in a statement. “Julia’s vocals totally make this song what it is, and I love Dan’s harmonies in the choruses – I wrote it with the intention of having someone else sing it. but ended up just singing it myself. This song is inspired by Fleetwood Mac and, once again, ‘If I Needed You’ by Townes Van Zandt (one of the greatest songs ever written).”
Watch the song’s video, which was shot in Philadelphia at an abandoned cemetery, below.
A Billion Little Lights is out 2/19 via Royal Mountain. Pre-order it here.