For most of Ryan Bingham’s fans, their first exposure to the singer-songwriter was from his Oscar winning song “Weary Kind” from the movie Crazy Heart. What they did not see, was the tough upbringing that saw him moving frequently as he dealt with substance abuse in his family. It is those challenges and battles that are at the center of his latest song “Wolves” from his upcoming album American Love Song.
In an interview with Billboard magazine, Bingham says of the song, “These are stories about my own experiences and observations from growing up poor in America and getting to a point where I was able to take my life into my own hands.” It is a universal message of the struggles so many people in this country are going through to make ends meet. All of the songs on the upcoming record were written in a remote cabin in New Mexico. The process helps Bingham find those personal stories that have been the trademark of his career.
“I was just a child
I knew I was afraid
There was nothing to gain I found, from running away
I had to stand my ground, to keep the wolves at bay”
In support of the new album Ryan Bingham will embark on a full band tour in 2019. You can check out his website for updates on when he will be headed to your city. Until then, check out “Wolves” down below and let me know what you think in the comments.