Today, Amythyst Kiah announces the release of Wild Turkey – Live, a three-song digital EP that features two previously unreleased live audio recordings of the song as well as the original track that appears on her groundbreaking and celebrated album Wary + Strange, released last June.
Wary + Strange has been widely hailed as one of the best releases of the past year. “Wild Turkey,” a stark recounting of her mother’s death and its aftermath, has been singled out for its unflinching honesty and heartbreaking beauty. Writing in Pitchfork, Maura Johnston noted, “Kiah’s independent spirit, vast talent, and musical savvy yield dazzling results on this, her Rounder debut: Wary + Strange is a rock album that doesn’t play by anyone’s rules but her own.” Zeroing in on “Wild Turkey,” she observed, “When Kiah asks, ‘Oh Lord, will I ever feel right again?,’ the song breaks open in a surfeit of complex emotions.”
Listen to Wild Turkey – Live HERE
Watch the performance from Studio 615 HERE
Watch the performance from the Gibson Garage HERE