Singer/producer Outasight? thought that a secluded studio in his native Yonkers home would be the perfect place to record his upcoming self-released album Chasing A Ghost. It worked for a while, but then winter hit — Outasight hit the road to L.A., a change of scenery that shifted the whole course of the album.
“‘The Wild Life’ was one of the first songs I recorded after moving to Los Angeles last fall,” Outasight tells Billboard. “Right away the move changed the entire direction of my music — I went from making a dark album in the hellish winter of New York to the sunny vibes of L.A.” The summery sound of “The Wild Life,” which Billboard is premiering exclusively below, is a result of the city’s “good times and good weather.”
“Every party or BBQ I throw I’ve been playing all James Brown and P-Funk, so I feel like this direction is very natural,” Outasight continues, alluding to the song’s seriously funky ’70s vibe. Fittingly, the song is going to be the featured track in this summer’s Bud Light Lime campaign.
After extensive major label success with his platinum-selling single “Tonight Is The Night” which was featured in a national Pepsi commercial, Outasight is returning to his independent roots with Chasing A Ghost (due out this summer). But stepping out on his own has been worth it — as Outasight put it, “I got to create the album I wanted to make, and can proudly say I love every song on it.”