Originally from the west coast, Wyatt released her debut album Felony Blues in 2017. The album chronicled her battle with addiction and transformative journey through the criminal justice system. This was followed up with Neon Cross in 2020, which continued her journey of personal revelations and garnered critical acclaim.
Now, with Feel Good, fuses classic roots, southern soul, and vintage R&B to give us songs like “World Worth Keeping” as well as “Althea”, a cover of the Grateful Dead song and a tribute to her father.
The album recorded with Black Pumas’ Adrian Quesada also includes the song “Love is a Place”, which important to Wyatt. “It’s the first song that I ever sang to a woman in those pronouns. That’s kind of a big deal for me,” she told GLAAD’s Anthony Allen Ramos.
“I, for a lot of years avoided pronouns altogether in songs. I wrote stories from other people’s perspectives,” she continued. “Today, it just feels like I wanna sing love songs and at the time I was very much in love. So, yeah, that song is really near and dear to me.”
Wyatt currently calls Nashville her hometown and like other southern cities in Florida and Texas, it hasn’t been the safest place for the LGBTQ community when it comes to laws and legislation. She admits that she has had a debate with herself when it comes to boycotting but ultimately, she thinks that it is important to hold space in traditionally conservative states.
She says that there have been places she doesn’t feel safe to come out as a lesbian. “I’m here to be an ally; I’m here to be visible for young lesbians,” Wyatt stated. “Visibility is really important even in these states that are, are really doing harm to queer people.” She also sees that it’s changing.
While on the tour, Wyatt has been welcomed with love everywhere. She admits that any time she is around queer people, she feels grounded. “I think that’s kind of a human thing, right? Mirror neurons on a basic level,” she added. “I really love it when I see fans who are stoked because I’m a lesbian.”