Wild Whispers is serving the music industry with harmony-driven folk-pop. The rising duo, composed of life-long musicians Eli Lev and Megan Leigh, are from Western Maryland. Wild Whispers brings a fresh take on folk-pop, making them one of the most promising duos in the scene today. With the release of their second trilogy of songs, the duo showcases their natural roots while still pushing the boundaries with their vocals and rhythms. The second trilogy includes the singles “Fire,” which explores the playfulness of an ephemeral tropical love affair; “My Mind,” commenting on the ridiculousness of political divisiveness in today’s media; and “Hey,” connecting the artists with their spiritual journeys in meditation.
The partners grew up in humble circumstances and only met through Instagram in 2017. Eli grew up in the suburbs of Silver Spring, Maryland, while Megan was brought up on a dairy farm in Boonsboro, Maryland. After meeting online, they immediately connected and shared a bond anchored on their passion for music and songwriting. Although the duo previously released music as individuals in 2019, they discovered that they were stronger as a team when they found the perfect blend of acoustic guitar, percussion, and vocals. Since then, they have written songs for their first music project, a trifecta of songs showcasing the Greek myth of Icarus and his epic journey of transformation.
At the height of the global pandemic, while the whole world was in total shutdown, Wild Whispers filmed their breakout Tiny Desk Contest video submission of “Icarus Rising,” produced in the barn on Megan’s family farm. The farm, where the duo now reside, has witnessed many momentous seasons and harvests, and its 1700s two-story farmhouse was even used as an officer’s hospital during the Civil War battle of Antietam. Later on, the farmhouse was converted into a space for weddings and special occasions. Today, the structure is witness to Wild Whispers’ live performance videos, which the duo have been releasing on YouTube over the last three years.
Furthermore, Wild Whispers has also hosted live concerts both inside the barn and across their community. While doing so, they have gained traction among music lovers and considerably grew their fanbase. Wild Whispers presents audiences with their unique take on cinematic pop harmonies never before heard from other groups or artists. They are best known for their cinematic sound featuring strong male and female vocals, acoustic fingerstyle guitar, and booming percussion.
Wild Whispers’ catchy melodies, unexpected harmonies, and thought-provoking lyrics have generated a buzz in the music landscape. Along with “Icarus Rising,” they are including two other singles based on Icarus’s journey, the dark and mysterious “Another Side” and the feel-good folk-rock anthem “I Am I,” which they are collaborating to produce with the Grammy-nominated artist and producer, Stonebridge, and is set to drop this summer to be the ultimate dance floor anthem.
“Their goal is to take everything you know about acoustic pop and folk and flip it on its head—from their lyrical storytelling to their empyrean harmonies, to their arrangements that challenge the status quo of indie-folk,” Unheard Gems described.
Wild Whispers’ songs are on Spotify, and they are also set on releasing their third trilogy, which will focus on folk tunes and profound messages, showcased throughout the three singles, “Trace the Lines,” “Rivers to Rain,” and “Purple Mountains.”
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