“Everybody Knows” is a consuming, graceful track from Swedish artist Wildie. The artist describes the track as “about friendship and I guess social media,” — specifically seeming to touch on social media being a “bleak substitute” for summer nostalgia and magic. A soaring vocal presence and shimmering acoustical lead pave the way, with the “everybody knows,” vocal hook exuding a timeless quality — especially as the surf-friendly guitar twangs and organs hit around the one-minute mark. A guitar solo less than a minute later plays with scorching charisma. This is a very melodic, well-produced effort, exuding a time-appropriate feeling of summer slipping away. Psych-folk, rock, and surf-pop converge to make “Everybody Knows” a stirring success from Wildie.
The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Indie Folk.