Hawk and the wild

Hawk and The Wild - The Wave
Hawk and The Wild – The Wave

 

Hawk and the wild

Hawk and the Wild is a singer/songwriter whose real name is Jimmy Wiltfalk. He plays most live gigs alone as a one man band but he is sometimes accompanied on stage by his friends. Jimmy writes both music and lyrics while also recording and premixing most of it in his own home studio.

Jimmy is working on some new material and the first single, The Wave, was released in March 2018 with great reception. More new songs are in the making and the working name of the project is Life And Death Of Old Mrs Ocean. The genre is still singer/songwriter, with inspiration from a life near the ocean, surfing, diving and a bit roots rock, reggae and country.

 

 

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Hawk and the wild

 

Go into detail on why you decide to choose music as a career.

I didn’t it chose me! 🙂

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Brief us the feedback you are getting from fans concerning your music.

It’s overwhelming on the latest release.

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Discuss the relevance of social networking to music.

Today it’s more and more relevant, at least to get over the bump of having no followers and listeners on streaming platforms to at least a big enough fan base so algorithms pick your music out to be played for others with similar tastes. But it is always coming down to if your track is good music or not.

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Brief us about the recording of this song.

Guitar and vocals + a bit synth and choir were recorded in Jimmy’s home studio. This was then sent to the drummer and producer Marko who finished it together with a few friends of his.

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Tell us the story behind the song.
The Wave was released on March 8th 2018. Still singer/ songwriter and indie folk as well as a bit roots/reggae and country with inspiration from an active life near the ocean with surfing and diving. The working name of the new album is “Life And Death Of Old Mrs. Ocean”. Many ideas for lyrics were written on a trip to Sri Lanka in 2017.

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State your area of specialization in music.

Songwriting, guitar and vocals.

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Tell us how long it takes to finish a song from the start.

About 3 months to 3 years.

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Go into detail on how you develop your lyrics and melody.

I write when I travel and whistle when I walk.

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Discuss music generally in full details.

I like music very much but there seems to be so much in the industry overall and the art part that is connecting to people’s emotions

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State your five favourite genres of music with reasons.

Rock, Folk, Roots, Indie, Alternative and Pop.

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Discuss your rehearsal.

I don’t have a special routine anymore. But back in the days when I played guitar 6 hours a day I had several scale

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State your favourite musical instruments.

The harmonica is so small but so.

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Describe the chemistry between you and your fans during a live performance.

I’m trying to be like a storyteller and making the whole gig a journey we travel together and at the end of that journey we part ways but feel that we will always hold that little grain of sand in the sands of time as special.

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Discuss your personality in full details.

Oh I’m just a crazy dude but kind and yea why not try and save the world while I’m alive… no one else will do it.

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Tell us about your musical background.

Only took one year on drums and one on guitar in middle school.

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List your musical work.

2016
The Dream Is Still Alive Single
Broken Taillight Single
Sleep Today Away Single
Extrication Songs LP

 

 

 

 

2017
The Dream Is Still Alive 2017 Single
The Dream Is Still Alive  Single
Broken Taillight Single
Sleep Today Away Single

 

 

 

2018

The Dream Is Still Alive 2018 Single

The Wave Single.

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Give us the links to purchase your music and contact you.

 

Website

 

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Tell us the good and bad side of mankind you know.

Everybody is good but so capable of doing bad

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

My name is Wiltfalk in Swedish and in English it’s kinda meaning WIld Hawk or Wild Falcon.

 

Hawk and the wild

Hawk and the Wild is a singer/songwriter whose real name is Jimmy Wiltfalk. As soon as he picked up an instrument the interest for writing music emerged but the indie-folk has only been in focus for the last couple of years. The debut album “Extrication Songs” was released 2016 with a release tour in Sweden. Jimmy wrote all music and lyrics while also recording most of it in his own home studio. He also plays most live gigs alone as a one man band but he is sometimes accompanied by fellow musicians. While not playing music or scribbling on a new song he is riding some kind of board or speaking for human rights.

The first single from Hawk and the Wilds coming album, “The Wave”, out on 8th of March 2018. Still singer/songwriter and indie folk as well as a bit roots/reggae and country with inspiration from an active life near the ocean with surfing and diving.

The working name of the new album is “Life And Death Of Old Mrs. Ocean”. Many ideas for lyrics was written on a trip to Sri Lanka in 2017. As usual Jimmy’s lyrics take a bit of a political standpoint. This time it’s on plastic pollution and environmental protection of the oceans, which will be even more noticeable in future releases like “Ocean Watch” where Jimmy have found some new friends in the organization Nordic Ocean Watch. Started by Norwegian surfers now spreading to Sweden and Finland they organize beach-clean get-togethers and seminars about ocean pollution.

 

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Hawk and the Wild

Tell us your real names, country of birth, date of birth and childhood experience.

Jimmy Wiltfalk

Sweden

11 August 1983

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills.

I’ve been writing music for a long time. Started the musical journey when I played as a trubadour at the student pub in Västerås and from there started a band called Bonfire Sun. Now the band is put to sleep but I felt a need to continue writing. About two years ago I found inspiration to make a full length album.

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song.

I’ve always loved the singer-songwriter and indie-folk-rock scene all the way back to Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Van Morrison etc. to the solo projects of Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell to the modern independent musician such as Kim Churchill and Gabriel Kelley… the two latter inspired me to finish the album and produce a small release tour here in Sweden.

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Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a musician and the ups and downs you have faced in the music business.

It’s always been a part of my spare time. I’ve never done it professionally but I’ve finally started to make an income from my music.

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot.

I’m the songwriter, performer and producer but I have a lot of friends and contacts both in the local music scene and on the internet. The debut album was mixed and mastered in collaboration with Smallfish Recordings in Scotland.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal.

I got signed to a publisher a couple of years ago and it been great

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Tell us the secret behind making a hit song.

Less is more. Copy enough that people feel reminition but make them feel exclusive at the same time.

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Tell us the message you will like to pass to your fans out there.

“You can kill the dreamer but the dreamer will revive, you can kill the dreamer but the dream is still alive”

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Tell the kind of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

The ones you meet on your way up is the ones that can help you when you’re on your way falling down. Do the homework. Learn the trade. Help other artists. Be humble.

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Elaborate on your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have obtained.

Top artist and best song 2016 on the Swedish independent chart with the song “The Dream is Still Alive” and “Broken Taillight”.

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List Radio or TV Stations that are airing your songs and blogs that have featured you as well and send message to them via this platform.

Swedish radio P4 and P1.

Many different blogs and internet radio shows. Jammerzine

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

I start separately with lyrics and a music idea. Lyrics often written on vacation or traveling. Music written all the time but maybe in the fall and winter I get most time to make the songs in my studio.

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Name the artists you have collaborated with before in your songs or artists you are willing to collaborate with in the future if you have the chance to do so.

Elow the Producer did the electronic remixes.

Marko Vaunuveräjä made the country remix and the production for “Guest of Honour”, the latest single/

James Bay, Kim Churchill,

Avicii would be fun.

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Give us the links to your website and your entire social network.

www.hawkandthewild.com

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Tell us about your happiest day and saddest day.

My father died 5 years ago.

Tie between wedding and the birth of my son Sigge.

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Buy a house with garage for my studio.

Save 100 grand for producing an album and doing a tour combined with surfing, diving and beach clean parties preserving nature and nurture the connection to mother earth.