Although 'Wild Time' was released on Sub Pop Records by way of Mering's Titantic Rising in 2019 (a full year before COVID-19 had infected its first human host, and America's original sin of racism was confirmed to have never truly been exorcised from the nation ala the death of George Floyd), the song's lyrics and foreboding spirit could not have been more prophetic or representative of the current milieu:
"Living in the rising tide
Our light, a feeling that's moving
Runnin' on a million people burnin'
Don't cry, it's a wild time to be alive
It already happened
Nothing you want to change more
Heaven found and the lights went down
Everyone's broken now and no one knows just how
We could have all gotten so far from truth"
You can play the enchanting 'Wild Time' in the video player below. (Note: The video may be NSFW due to some scenes depicting artistic nudity).