Country Duo Flaysher Share Thoughts On New Single “Wild One”

Kat Harlton

Award-nominated Albertan country duo Flaysher is back with an energetic new single “Wild One” that was released February 11 via all streaming platforms. 

Written by Nashville (Canadian country) heavy hitters Tebey, Emma-Lee and Karen Kosowski and produced by Dan Swinimer (Billy Currington, Tenille Townes, Madeline Merlo, Tim Hicks), “Wild One” is a feel-good song about the kind of girl you know you can’t hold onto for long, yet can’t help but try. 

Based on the last name of two ‘born and raised’ brothers from Airdrie, Alberta and inspired by artists such as Bob Seger and Dallas Smith, Flaysher is a CMAB Award-nominated country duo with grit in their vocals and unvarnished truths in their lyrics. Prior to expanding their sound and leaning into country, Flaysher had their start as a classic rock cover band, having performed over 200 shows in their teens and winning the Olds Rock 104.5 Star Search contest in 2015. 

Since their debut country release in 2020, the brothers have garnered support from SiriusXM and CBC Country, and were named the “Most Active Indie” artist (all genres) at Yangaroo/DMDS for the week of July 16, 2021. 

These true blue-collar boys are known for their high-energy live performances, having performed at the Calgary Stampede, headlined the Alberta Summer Games, and sold out the King Eddy (Calgary, AB). 

The brothers are currently competing as finalists in the Alberta Music Project WILD program. Project WILD is designed to launch the careers of Alberta’s top up and coming country artists, with the finalist showcase and winner announcement taking place in February and March, respectively.

We had the opportunity to chat with Flaysher about the duo’s new single, what they hope fans connect with, and what’s next.

Kat: Can you talk about the inspiration behind your new single “Wild One”? 

Flaysher: “Wild One,” is actually the first song we’ve recorded that was pitched to us! It was written by Tebey, Emma Lee, and Karen Kosowski and the first time we heard the demo, it already sounded so much like one of our own. It has an undeniable energy and a melody you just can’t help but sing along to. It’s a feel-good song about the kind of girl you know you can’t hold onto for long yet can’t help but try. 

Kat: What do you hope potential new fans take away from the song?

Flaysher: Hopefully they want to come see a show! We pride ourselves on high-energy live shows and this song really matches that energy. We love playing it live! 

Kat: What do you find is the most challenging part of your creative process? 

Flaysher: It can be tough sometimes to pick the “right” next single. We have a lot of songs we’ve written that we really want to get out into the world but the timing can be tricky. It’s honestly a good problem to have! 

Kat: What have you learned so far in your career as musicians?

Flaysher: The comfort zone is a dangerous place to stay. That’s a lesson that comes back time and time again. We find that pushing ourselves out of our comfort zones almost always leaves us so thankful we did. And if all else fails, we learn from it and keep moving forward. 

Kat: What’s next for Flaysher?

Flaysher: Once Project Wild wraps up, our first step is to hit the studio again. We’ve written a lot of songs over the past couple of years that we can’t wait to share! A variety from rowdy country songs, to duets. We’ve got our sights set on an EP so it’s going to be a busy 2022! Stay tuned!

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