Born in Montgomery, Alabama, Wyatt Edmondson moved to Nashville to pursue his music dream in the midst of one particular obstacle: retinitis pigmentosa. Edmondson decided not to let his degenerative eye condition slow him down. His determination is evidenced in his If I Don’t Try EP, which releases on February 21, 2020.
Edmondson leaned toward his own personal experience in the case of “You Said It, I Meant It,” a song that delineates the sorrowful arc of two people falling apart. “It follows what happens in a serious relationship after you have the carpet ripped out from under your feet, and you don’t really know what to do with the feelings you know are fading,” he notes.
Edmondson’s songcraft goes one step further in the way he delivers the classic record sounding fade-out at the end of “You Said It, I Meant It". “When it comes to any of the patterns we’re seeing, or not seeing, in modern pop music — well, I don’t have any interest in following the book,” he confirms. “There’s a lot of pressure to ‘be commercial.’ But I want to capture my music in a way that makes me feel good, without trying to follow anybody’s rules.”