Excellent Sophomore Effort for Wilder Woods| Posted April 05, 2023
Bear Rinehart (lead singer/songwriter for NEEDTOBREATHE) brings his strong vocals to his second full-length solo album as Wilder Woods (the first names of his two older sons). Rinehart wrote or co-wrote all of the songs, most of them during the pandemic. The songs are generally about horizontal relationships. The album was produced by Cason Cooley, and features Tyler Burkum and Carl Broemel on guitars, Aaron Sterling on drums, Tony Lucido on bass, and background singers.
Below are a few comments about each song: Maestro (Tears Don’t Lie) – This upbeat song was written by Bear Rinehart. The song features organ, drums, guitar, bass, backing vocals and a guitar solo. He is taking his time to make the relationship work. She’s making him work, but he’s confident that she’s going to be his.
Key lyrics: Throw me out like change in your pocket baby Patience – This song was written by Bear Rinehart and Paul Meany. The song features guitar, drums, bass, keys, and backing vocals. The song is about the need for forgiveness.
Key lyrics: So here comes a confession I'vе been runnin' so long
It finally feels like a blessin'
To admit when I'm wrong, hеy Be Yourself – This song was written by Bear Rinehart, Ian Fitchuk and Konrad Snyder. The song features keys, drums, guitar, bass and backing vocals. He is just asking her to be herself.
Key lyrics: Who knows you better Who could love you any more
You can trust me completely Heartland – This song was written by Bear Rinehart, Cason Cooley, and Tyler Burkum. The song features guitar, guitar, drums, bass, and backing vocals. He’s wondering why he let himself ever get this far from the heartland.
Key lyrics: Say a little prayer for the problems I left behind Criminal – This upbeat song was written by Bear Rinehart and Gabe Simon. The song features guitar, bass, drums, keys, and backing vocals. Losing her would be so criminal.
Key lyrics: This broken heart has got me cynical I fooled myself that I was in control Wish It Was Mine – This song was written by Bear Rinehart and Josh Lovelace and Jordan Reynolds. The song features guitar, bass, drums, and backing vocals. The song is about the end of a relationship.
Key lyrics: I know I can't be where you need me tonight I see your heart breaking now and I wish it was mine Get It Back – This song was written by Bear Rinehart and Jon Hume. The song features guitar, bass, drums, and backing vocals. He wished he would have known that when you give your heart to someone you might never get it back.
Key lyrics: There's no lighthouse in the distance When you're this far out from home Be The Man – This song was written by Bear Rinehart Seth Bolt, Cason Cooley and Tyler Burkum. The song features guitar, keys, backing vocals, drums, and bass. He was born selfish and is tired of being all that he is.
Key lyrics: Save me, 'cause all my bones have been aching All these prayers I've been faking
It's time to make a stand Death of Me – This song was written by Bear Rinehart, Josh Kerr and Anderson East. The song features keys, drums, guitar, bass and backing vocals. He wishes he could love her better, but it doesn’t come naturally.
Key lyrics: Yeah, our broken hearts might break together In a last chance symphony
Girl, you're gonna be the death of me Go Ahead – This mid-tempo song was written by Bear Rinehart, Trent Dabbs, and Ran Jackson. The song features keys, guitar, bass, drums, and backing vocals. He wants to hold her close but never hold her back.
Key lyrics: I hope you find yourself far enough away from home To get your money's worth of grace before it's gone Make Your Own Mistakes – This beautiful song was written by Bear Rinehart, Dave Barnes and Jamie Hartman. The song features guitar, backing vocals, bass, and drums. This is a song to his children about not following his path, but to make their own mistakes.
Key lyrics: I just want you to Go your own way
You don't have to chase down the same dreams I did Favorite Songs
Maestro (Tears Don’t Lie)
Be The Man
Make Your Own Mistakes