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In his evocative new song “Wolves,” singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham delves into both the personal and public demons that haunt him.
“It is really about the constant effort of fighting the darkness,” Bingham tells Billboard. “Not only from what I’ve experienced personally growing up, but also witnessing what others are going through and fighting for everyday. There were a lot of 'Wolves' in my past from the schoolyard bully who was looking for a fight in the many different schools I went to while my parents kept moving, to the demons that were creeping up in my family with parents who were dealing with substance abuse. But the song was also inspired by the March for Our Lives students, in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, who were dealing with grown men and women questioning their integrity on social media…I was really taken aback by the kind of rhetoric people were using against these young people who were speaking out against gun violence. The courage of these kids was inspiring to me.”
The song, which premieres below, appears on Bingham’s forthcoming album, American Love Song, out Feb. 15. It’s his first since 2015’s Fear and Saturday Night.