Cartwright is out with his second song ever ‘Into the Wild’, and in my mind he has the potential to be the next generation’s Bon Iver. Cartwright is the second middle name of Sam Johnson, and his music so far is a culmination of his journey into the Scottish Highlands during the Summer of 2021 where he sought to find himself. And the song, named after the Jon Krakauer novel “Into The Wild” is the book that accompanied Cartwright’s journey back in 2021.
In this song you can feel the lust for understanding that Cartwright is looking for, and it’s hard not to feel like you transported into the woods right alongside him as you listen along. He reflects on the life he’s lived in true indie folk fashion, and does so with a nod to the strong call that nature has on everyone at one point in their lives. He also draws a lot of comparisons to the life of his late father, who he realized went to the same fishing lodge that he traveled to during his initial trip in 2021. The mountains were calling Cartwright, and in ‘Into the Wild,’ he surely answered. Sam wrote this song by himself, and enlisted the support of Eliot Johnson on production who has worked with Two Door Cinema Club, and Mark Ronson to name a few.