Colter Wall’s Latest Single “Little Songs” Is All About Turning To A Good Tune When The Outlook Is Bad

Article Contributed by IVPR | Published on Wednesday, July 12, 2023

“You got to fill the big empty with little songs,” sings Colter Wall in the chorus of his latest single, “Little Songs.” Like a lot of his upcoming LP of the same name, Wall’s “Little Songs” takes a clever and jovial approach to a unique social commentary—that of his rural surroundings in the Canadian West and the day-to-day difficulties faced by the region’s agricultural communities. “Little Songs,” as the refrain implies, is a two-stepping ode to the healing or uplifting power of a good, happy tune, but it never pulls punches in reporting the hardships, hard work, and frankly, depression, found on Wall’s neighboring ranches and farms. For at least a handful of listeners, Wall’s “Little Songs” might just be the tune to fill their “big empty” after all.

“Little Songs” is the latest tune to be released from Wall’s upcoming album, Little Songs—out July 14th via Wall’s longtime label La Honda Records and new partner RCA Records. The ten-song LP features eight originals inspired by—and written in—Wall’s home of Battle Creek, Saskatchewan, along with a Hoyt Axton cut, “Evangelina,” and a cover of Ian Tyson’s “The Coyote & The Cowboy.”

Fans can stream or purchase “Little Songs” today at this link, check out Wall’s previously-released Little Songs singles “Evangelina,” “Corralling The Blues,” and “For A Long While” at their respective links, and pre-order or pre-save Little Songs ahead of its July 14th release right here.

Wall recently made a rare live appearance at Denver’s Dusty Boots Festival and will appear on stage again this weekend at Montana’s Under The Big Sky. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit

More About Little Songs: With his longtime touring band, Wall returned to Yellowdog Studios in Wimberly, Texas, where he cut his 2020, Billboard-charting album, Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs, to track the ten tunes that make up Little Songs. With co-producer Patrick Lyons, Wall tracked eight original songs and two fan-favorite covers from Ian Tyson and Hoyt Axton. Little Songs is an upbeat, sometimes somber glimpse into the rural work and social life of the Canadian West, and, more so than with previous albums, opens emotional turns as mature and heartening as the resonant baritone voice writing them.

This release of new music follows the recent partnership between Wall’s longtime label La Honda Records and RCA Records, with Little Songs as the first album since the partnership. Prior to the new album, Wall released two standalone singles—“Cypress Hills and the Big Country” and a cover of Cowboy Jack Clement’s “Let’s All Help the Cowboys (Sing the Blues)”—as well as the 2020 LP Western Swings & Waltzes and Other Punchy Songs and Colter Wall and the Scary Prairie Boys’ Live In Front Of Nobody, a 2021 live stream, full-band show turned indie record store, vinyl-only release–a coveted and limited release. Information on both albums can be found at

Little Songs Tracklist:

Prairie Evening/Sagebrush Waltz

Standing Here

Corralling The Blues

The Coyote & The Cowboy

Honky Tonk Nighthawk

For a Long While

Cow/Calf Blue Yodel

Little Songs


The Last Loving Words

More About Colter Wall: Colter Wall and his music are from the prairies of southern Saskatchewan, where he lives and works. He is a La Honda Records/RCA Records recording artist and has appeared abroad, including Austin City Limits and most recently at the Ponoka Stampede.