KJ Wild

KJ Wild – Strangers House

NASHVILLE – This week’s Nashville Pick is KJ Wild and their song Stranger’s House – We normally showcase an act just once but we like Stranger’s House so much we decided to spotlight the duo of Jon Worthy and Kiki Halliday once again.

The song has an anthem-like appeal which should play well at their live performances. The video intrigued us and Nashville.com decided to reach out and ask how the song came about. Jon Worthy replied, ” About a year and a half ago, Kiki and I decided to rent an Airbnb for a weekend to escape from society and write some KJ Wild songs. We packed up much of our studio gear and rented an Airbnb on a farm in Chickamauga, Georgia.

We spent some time making food and got a little tipsy before starting the music creation process. Eventually, I began playing a riff on the guitar that I liked, and I continued to flesh out the melody. Meanwhile, Kiki was subconsciously writing lyrics in her journal to the tune I was playing. At one point, we both looked up and realized that we had begun a new song. Kiki started singing lyrics about finding a new version of yourself and getting wild. I looked at Kiki and said, “I’m feeling good; I feel like I am right now.” All these lyrics made it into the final version of the song.

We wrote 80% of the song that weekend and fleshed out the rest over time. We took the song to our producer, Adam Agin, and we recorded it at his home studio in Nashville. For the music video, we traveled to Columbus, Ohio, and filmed the video with our friends, Ason Intrigue and Ali Ferda. They were kind enough to let us use their home and studio space as a party location. We had a blast having a two-person party and getting wild in a “stranger’s house.”

Stranger’s House
Run away that’s the old me 
I’m coming back stronger than I was 
You’re gonna take me to a party 
I’m gonna show you what I’m all about 

We’re getting wild in a stranger’s house 
And now we’re feeling like we’re feeling now
We’re getting crazy in stranger’s house 
And now we’re burning it burning it down 
Oh yeah we’re burning it burning it down 
Oh yeah we’re burning it burning it down

Fell away for a moment 
I never knew what I could become 
But now I’m here and I own it 
We’ll go together never be alone 

We’re getting wild in a stranger’s house 
And now we’re feeling like we’re feeling now 
We’re getting crazy in stranger’s house 
And now we’re burning it burning it down 
We’re getting wild in a stranger’s house 
And now we’re feeling like we’re feeling now 
We’re getting crazy in stranger’s house 
And now we’re burning it burning it down 
Oh yeah we’re burning it burning it down
Oh yeah we’re burning it burning it down 

We told ourselves that we ain’t gonna wait 
So pick a city great escape Everyday is a holiday 
Be who you are cuz there’s no time to waste 
We getting wild We getting wild 
We’re getting wild in a stranger’s house 
And now we’re feeling like we’re feeling now 
We’re getting crazy in stranger’s house 
And now we’re burning it burning it down 
We’re getting wild in a stranger’s house 
And now we’re feeling like we’re feeling now 
We’re getting crazy in stranger’s house
And now we’re burning it burning it down 
Oh yeah we’re burning it burning it down 
Oh yeah we’re burning it burning it down

KJ Wild

Produced by Adam Agin
Instrumentation performed by Jon Worthy, Kiki Halliday, and Adam Agin

INSTAGRAM: www.instagram.com/kjwildband
EMAIL: kjwildband@gmail.com

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About Michael Castello

Michael is a singer/songwriter, producer, director, engineer and owner of Nashville.com. Michael has been in the music and film industry for 40 years and learned songwriting from Tin Pan Alley great Lou Stallman.

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