OSHEN, Ind. – Each week, a Globe-pal (AKA a DJ at 91.1 the Globe) takes a song of their choosing, and dishes out a healthy review to be sent out and posted on globeradio.org/music.
The Globe Track of the Week is an excellent way to keep up with the new tunes presented weekly on 91.1 the Globe, the best college radio station in Indiana.
One of the privileges of being the music director at the Globe is getting to listen to new music before it’s released. When I first heard your Globe Track of the Week, I knew immediately that I was listening to a hit. Ryan Bingham is no stranger to success. He’s probably best known these days as the character Walker from the television show Yellowstone.
His music career has spanned over 16 years now, but his newest single, Where My Wild Things Are, really strikes a chord (see what I did there?) with me. The song feels like an artistic contradiction of itself, but very intentional. There are two guitars, one electric and one acoustic, they play in unison throughout the song, and complement each other masterfully.
The driving rhythm could be used in a fast tempo song, but there’s a subtle slowness to the track. It feels loud and quiet at the same time. And let’s not forget about Bingham’s voice. It’s raspy, but his ability to reach notes makes his voice feel almost angelic, like the voice of comfort in the dark.
One of my favorite parts of the track is Bingham’s whistling between the verses and the chorus. It reminds me of sitting around a campfire in the desert, listening to the coyotes howl.
The lyrics are deep and powerful. I am a sucker for songs about long lost love, and if you dive into this song, you will find that the song is Bingham howling like a wolf to a lost love. It is fitting, especially when you think of the setting of Yellowstone.
I cannot get enough of this song, and the more I dig into it, the more it captivates me. It truly is a fantastic addition to the Globe catalog.
– Mike Murrell