“FREE MY MIND” – Out January 20, 2023

Lone Wild is back with their latest song Free My Mind, inviting the listener into a space of vulnerability and desperation. Reminiscent of past releases, lead singer Ashkan Karimi says, “originally, this song was something that had more of a full band feel to it, something that had a much larger scale performance. However, once in the studio, Sam Westhoff (co-producer) & I created an arrangement that feels to fit better with the emotion of the lyric.” From a voice of desperation, the lyric of the chorus “Free My Mind” sings into the journey of mental health and on a grander scale – faith & doubt – continuing to run, even if it’s for your whole life, to have your mind freed from the walls that hold you.

Out January 20, 2023

(from forthcoming sophomore record)

In 2019 Lone Wild released their debut record, featuring the singles Danger Cat & Stranger Ways. Due to a poor immigration policy in the U.S., and Ashkan Karimi’s heritage (lead vocals), the band partnered with Preemptive Love Coalition, a non-profit that helps refugees in the middle-east, by spotlighting their work & donating 10% of their show, music & merch profits to their cause. Gaining momentum, songs Danger Cat & Sequin Dress landed in commercials (Carvana, Amazon) with Sequin Dress garnering the most attention with 40,000,000 listens on Youtube in a viral Amazon ad in 2021. Additionally, the HBOMax original series “Made for Love” featured Spitfire to millions of viewers. In 2020, Lone Wild made Nashville, TN their home — in the midst of a pandemic, an election year, surmounting racial injustices, and an overall pessimistic climate, the band did what they do best: listen and escape to write music. With the release of the newest song Space Between (10/22) and past singles, Locktup (7/21) The Dirties (9/21) TMSOI (10/21) & #ikyk (12/21), Lone Wild is excited for all that’s in store.

Starting in 2012, Lone Wild formed in 2016 out of the ashes of an old band when singer & producer Ashkan Karimi stepped into the studio to record new song ideas that were left untouched over the years. After a years worth of work in the studio and production, Lone Wild emerged with the release of it’s first two singles, “Danger Cat” & “Stranger Ways”, and its debut self-titled album “Lone Wild” to follow. Establishing a reputation for bold, bombastic rock built on a foundation of greasy, infectious grooves, Lone Wild followed with a string of releases, a number of shows in 2019, and in 2020 Karimi made the move to make Nashville, TN his new home.

In 2020, like many of us, Lone Wild was hit with the unexpected “joys” of quarantine. Amidst the slurry of a global pandemic, an election year in the U.S., surmounting racial injustices, and an overall pessimistic climate, Ashkan did what he does best: escape it all to write new music – keeping his ears to the ground of what was going on. With the release of BRAND NEW SONGS “Locktup”, “The Dirties”, “Tryna Make Sense of It”, and “#ikyk” in 2021, Lone Wild is ready to drop a slew of new music in ‘22, garnering its sophomore album effort. Be on the lookout for shows and more new music!

OCT 22, 2021 – Lone Wild – “Tryna Make Sense of It” – Wolf in A Suit – Listen: “Tryna Make Sense of It” by Lone Wild – BLOG REVIEW https://wolfinasuit.com/2021/10/26/listen-tryna-make-sense-of-it-lone-wild/

OCT 22, 2021 – Lone Wild – “Tryna Make Sense of It” RADIO PLAY on KOSU https://www.kosu.org/show/the-spy

OCT 25, 2021 – Lone Wild – “Tryna Make Sense of It” Spotify Playlist PLacement with 92,000 followers! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2a5i2ZtEXGKwVGL16J8N0p

SEPT 24, 2021 – Lone Wild – “The Dirties” played and added to rotation on KOSU-NPR Oklahoma https://twitter.com/okrockshow/status/1441557058382405635

SEPT 17, 2021 – Listen: “The Dirties” by Lone Wild – REVIEW https://www.wolfinasuit.com/2021/09/17/listen-the-dirties-by-lone-wild/

SEPT. 13, 2021 – Lone Wild Gives Us “The Dirties” with Their Intoxicating New Release – REVIEW & INTERVIEW https://www.buzz-music.com/post/lone-wild-gives-us-the-dirties-with-their-intoxicating-new-release

SEPT. 10, 2021 – Lone Wild “The Dirties” – Review https://www.obscuresound.com/2021/09/lone-wild-the-dirties/

AUG 24th, 2021 – Lone Wild | unlockt: Locktup pt.2 – Making of Video Interview https://youtu.be/ZNY7xtl3o1Y

AUG 16th, 2021 – Lone Wild | unlockt: Locktup pt.1 – Making of Video Interview https://youtu.be/J4T0pEu3wsk

AUG 6th, 2021 – Lone Wild – “Locktup” played and added to rotation on KOSU-NPR Oklahoma – RADIO PLAY & ROTATION https://www.instagram.com/p/CSPS4qervDl

JULY 30th, 2021 – Lone Wild – “Locktup” featured on “The Spy” / KOSU-NPR Oklahoma – RADIO PLAY & FEATURE https://www.kosu.org/show/the-spy

JULY 28th, 2021 – Lone Wild Turns Lemons Into Lemonday in New Single “Locktup” – Blog Feature & Playlist Placement https://getsomemagazine.com/blog/lone-wild-turns-lemons-into-lemonade-in-new-single-locktup

JULY 27th, 2021 – Track Feature: Lone Wild – “Locktup”- Blog Feature & Playlist Placement https://www.havocunderground.com/post/track-feature-lone-wild-locktup

JULY 23rd, 2021 – Listen: “Locktup” by Lone Wild – Blog Feature & Playlist Placement https://www.wolfinasuit.com/2021/07/23/listen-locktup-by-lone-wild

JULY 20th, 2021 – Escape the crazy with Lone Wild’s “Locktup” – Blog Feature & Playlist Placement https://www.unxigned.com/news/music-news/escape-the-crazy-with-lone-wilds-locktup/

JULY 18th, 2021 – Lone Wild Has us “Locktup” in Their Infections Rhythm – Blog Feature & Playlist Placement https://www.buzz-music.com/post/lone-wild-has-us-locktup-in-their-infectious-rhythm

MAY 20th, 2020 – Sequin Dress featured in National Amazon Ad – Sync Placement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgEOYbS9uhs&ab_channel=amazon

APRIL 8th, 2020 – Spitfire featured on S01E04 of HBOMax Original Series ‘Made for Love’- Sync Placement – https://www.google.com/search?q=made+for+love+season+1+episode+4

FEB. 2020 – Danger Cat featured in National Carvana Ad – Sync Placement

JAN. 7th, 2020 – ‘Stranger Ways’ #3 in Jarvix’s Top 10 Oklahoma Music Videos of 2019 https://www.kosu.org/music/2020-01-07/jarvixs-top-10-oklahoma-music-videos-of-2019

FEB 3rd, 2019 – Come Here Floyd – Review: LONE WILD’s ‘Savages’ is a song about the plight of refugees – http://comeherefloyd.com/2019/02/the-lord-calverts-syne-daria-black-lone-wild-moss-blue/

FEB 2nd, 2019 – Indie Central Music – Review: Lone Wild return with a strong message on ‘Savages’ https://indiecentralmusic.com/lone-wild-return-with-a-strong-message-on-savages/

JAN 28th, 2019 – Sounds Good – Good Sounds Playlist | Get Off My Rock – ‘Savages’ https://soundsgoodblg.com/2019/01/28/good-sounds-playlist-get-off-my-rock/

JAN 25th, 2019 – Obscure Sound review: ‘Savages’ https://www.obscuresound.com/2019/01/lone-wild-savages/

JAN 25th, 2019 – Obscure Sound’s Best of January 2019 – Spotify Playlist Placement ‘Savages’ – https://open.spotify.com/user/obscuresound/playlist/5oQW3FPWRivsDlKJBolxVb

JAN 12, 2019 – Obscure Sound’s Best of January 2019 – Spotify Playlist Placement ‘Spitfire’ https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQW3FPWRivsDlKJBolxVb

JAN 7, 2019 – BornMusicOnline.com – Lone Wild Provide Another Dose Of Soaring, Sultry Indie On ‘Spitfire’ http://www.bornmusiconline.com/podcast/lone-wild-provide-another-dose-of-soaring-sultry-indie-on-spitfire/

JAN 6, 2019 – Come Here Floyd – Review: ‘Spitfire’ http://comeherefloyd.com/2019/01/sipper-jason-matu-andy-hughes-hayden-arp-lone-wild/

JAN 6, 2019 – Slay Sonics New Music Friday — Spotify Playlist Placement ‘Spitfire’ (9k Playlist followers) https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4ahi1EITPcc9FgiL7DLjLU

JAN 6, 2019 – RunHundred.com – ‘Spitfire’ selected as a song to be emailed to their subscribers looking for music to run/workout to. https://www.runhundred.com/workout-music/lone-wild-spitfire-bpm/

JAN 5, 2019 – Indie Central Music’s The Indie Playlist – Spotify Playlist Placement ‘Spitfire’ https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0POvrW1sVrkvm2shv59pth

JAN 5, 2019 – Indie Central Music review: ‘Lone Wild kick off the new year with their infectious 80s pop’ for ‘Spitfire’ https://indiecentralmusic.com/lone-wild-kick-off-the-new-year-with-their-infectious-80s-pop/

JAN 4, 2019 – Ear To The Ground Music ‘A variety playlist for early January 2019’ Featuring ‘Stranger Ways’ http://www.eartothegroundmusic.co/2019/01/04/a-variety-playlist-for-early-january-2019/

JAN 2, 2019 – CHILLFILTR ‘Chill Angeles’ Playlist – Spotify Playlist Placement ‘Stranger Ways’ https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4SWzvcdGNzGf5knrpM63Nh

JAN 1, 2019 – RunHundred.com – ‘Stranger Ways’ selected as a song to be emailed to their subscribers looking for music to run/workout to. – https://www.runhundred.com/workout-music/lone-wild-stranger-ways-bpm/

DEC 29, 2018 – Phonograph Me – review – Play & Repeat: as canções dos Lone Wild — for Danger Cat & Stranger Ways https://phonographme.blogspot.com/2018/12/play-repeat-as-cancoes-dos-lone-wild.html

DEC 29, 2018 – Canal Off & Surf Music – Top 50 – Spotify Playlist Placement ‘Stranger Ways’ (27k Playlist followers) — https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3R6UObClD6LopQwBNvTXB8

DEC 24, 2018 – Come Here Floyd – Review: ‘Seasons’ http://comeherefloyd.com/2018/12/hello-heartland-ocean-potion-frederick-the-younger-zoo-lake-lone-wild/

DEC 21, 2018 – Slay Sonics: Fresh Finds – Spotify Playlist Placement ‘Stranger Ways’ (5.2k Playlist followers) — https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6b7xeF6RxfKgdkq117WFaE

DEC 21, 2018 – Slay Sonics INDIE ROCK best of 2018 – Spotify Playlist Placement ‘Danger Cat’ (4.6k Playlist followers) — https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7ItZqJlzcASRLUouEbNxip

DEC 19, 2018 – Indie Rec’s Indie Bands of 2018/19 – Spotify Playlist Placement ‘Seasons’ (2k Playlist followers) – https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3DLeSw0CmbSQsZU4SraUza

DEC 19, 2018 – Artifaktor Radio – Internet radio feature and rotation for ‘Seasons’ : http://artefaktorradio.com/new-music/

DEC 14, 2018 – Slay Sonics New Music Friday — Spotify Playlist Placement ‘Seasons’ (9k Playlist followers) — https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4ahi1EITPcc9FgiL7DLjLU

NOV 11th, 2018 – Indie Music Nation November 2018 – Spotify Playlist Placement ‘Wild Child’ – https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2qFb4aGb5j04Y85xYsOWBm?si=Gywg5JXLSrWPWh9mhrehAA

NOV 11th, 2018 – Obscure Sound’s Best of November 2018 – Spotify Playlist Placement ‘Wild Child’ – https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7Gstia8SjFJEVxhYWVDZwf

NOV 10th, 2018 – Come Here Floyd – Review: LONE WILD’s ‘Wild Child’ holds the line with 80’s tinged elements – http://comeherefloyd.com/2018/11/415-indie-fascination-koates-dirty-rugs-ritual-talk-annabel-lee-table-tennis-dreamer/

NOV 9th, 2018 – Born Music Online – Review: Lone Wild – Wild Child – http://www.bornmusiconline.com/podcast/lone-wild-revisit-80s-rock-on-fierce-new-single-wild-child/

NOV 4th, 2018 – HypeHype.org – Review: Lone Wild – Stranger Ways – source: https://hypehype.org/2018/11/04/the-lone-wild-stranger-ways

OCT 31st, 2018 – ‘Stranger Ways’ Official Visualizer video release – http://bit.ly/strangerlwy

OCT 29th, 2018 – GetSomeMagazine.com – Review: Lone Wild Drop Groovy Synth Rock On “Stranger Ways” source: http://www.getsomemagazine.com/lone-wild-drop-groovy-synth-rock-on-stranger-ways/

OCT 24th, 2018 – Indie Rec’s Indie Band of 2018 – Spotify Playlist Placement ‘Stranger Ways’ (rotating playlist)

OCT 24th, 2018 – Indie Central Music – Spotify Playlist Placement ‘Stranger Ways’ – https://open.spotify.com/user/indiecentralmusic/playlist/6si454WZoPnURLmE2iHCiz?si=85R6iM_OSbKBbf1yBZEoVg

OCT 23rd, 2018 – Obscure Sound’s Indie Rock – Spotify Playlist Placement ‘Stranger Ways’ –https://open.spotify.com/user/obscuresound/playlist/0ysvYTUJUlzofLNhM4F3cQ?si=23yBq-iBRwWYGT_e-Y4Wlw

OCT 23rd, 2018 – Obscure Sound’s Best of October 2018 – Spotify Playlist Placement ‘Stranger Ways’ – https://open.spotify.com/user/obscuresound/playlist/4zbb9mHFw9Tjyt2PYkqMTA?si=9oIwVJiuQtiPvSsW1YHb0w

OCT 23rd, 2018 – ObscureSound.com – review: Lone Wild ‘Stranger Ways’ – source: https://www.obscuresound.com/2018/10/lone-wild-stranger-ways/

OCT 19th, 2018 – BornMusicOnline.com – ‘Stranger Ways’ Is The Expansive New Single From Indie-electro Outfit Lone Wild – source: http://www.bornmusiconline.com/podcast/stranger-ways-is-the-expansive-new-single-from-indie-electro-outfit-lone-wild

AUGUST 18th, 2018 – ‘Danger Cat’ Feature – MusicInjection.com.au – source: https://musicinjection.com.au/2018/08/18/lone-wild-release-new-single-danger-cat/

AUGUST 16th, 2018 – TulsaWorld.com – Local band Lone Wild releasing new material – source: https://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/music/local-band-lone-wild-releasing-new-material/article_1d74f5de-ff4c-5fae-ab7f-ce1888189d96.html


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