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WILDES recruits The Flaming Lips for elegant new single ‘True Love (Make Me Believe)’

London singer-songwriter Ella Walker aka WILDES has recruited The Flaming Lips for her new single ‘True Love (Make Me Believe)’ – the final taste of her debut album Other Words Fail Me – out this Friday, January 13 via AWAL. The new album was produced by St Francis Hotel (Michael Kiwanuka, Greentea Peng, Little Simz).

More than a documentation of her artistry: WILDES’ debut album Other Words Fail Me is a testimony of hard-won survival. After a long period of false dependency ending with her leaving an abusive (both professional and romantic) relationship, Walker scraped together the shards of a world shattered, and at last, she has built herself an entirely new reflection. For its soaring closing track ‘True Love’, WILDES and producer St Francis Hotel (aka Declan Gaffney) wanted to perfectly capture the highs and lows of learning to love yourself.

Speaking more on the release, and the collaboration with The Flaming Lips, WILDES said: “This past year has been full of pinch-me moments, but today, releasing ‘True Love feat. The Flaming Lips’ is certainly one of the biggest. I wanted to add this final song to the album as an ode to self love and radical acceptance of yourself, no matter who you are, or what you have experienced. Never in a million years would I have believed The Flaming Lips would be the band to help bring this song to life – so thank you to the band, for bringing vivid technicolour to this rainbow of a song.”

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