Redding, CA (August 14, 2020)
Wild Heart was recorded live in one night at the Cascade Theater in Redding, California. On her fifth solo album, Kim Walker-Smith returns to the place she recorded Still Believe, Consumed (while with Jesus Culture), and got married. Wild Heart explores themes of life, beginning again, and returning to our First Love. The title song, “Wild Heart,” expresses the jubilant love of the Father, running to meet the prodigal child. Kim’s personal favorite is “You’ll Always Be,” which is a sweet melody that rides beneath lyrics that take a strong stance on who God is in her life. Wild Heart is a collection of songs and moments that are joyful, raw, honest, and intimate.
“I wanted to capture that feeling of new life and growth in the aesthetics of this album, so the night we recorded it, we had a stage full of the live plants and flowers! Our scenic designer, Eric Ponpetenieff, totally captured the vision of ‘WILD’ and created something incredible with live trees, ferns, moss, and flowers. He turned the stage in to a lush living garden, he even brought in a eucalyptus tree from his own property! Needless to say, it smelled AMAZING in the theatre that night.” —Kim Walker-Smith
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