Remi Wolf’s debut album features a kaleidoscope of sounds
Remi Wolf, a 25-year-old singer-songwriter from California, wears clothes that represent her musical style: bright, colorful and worthy of attention. Wolf’s music brings color to his debut album, “Juno”.
Released on October 15, “Juno” takes Wolf’s signature soul-pop style and transforms it into something almost entirely new, borrowing its inspiration from hyper-pop, funk and lo-fi bedroom pop.
Payday and JAWNY fans will appreciate Wolf’s lyrical playfulness and lightness, while Claud fans will appreciate his vocal tone. If you listen to Still Woozy, songs like “Liquor Store” and “Street You Live On” epitomize its signature gooey-pop sound.
Wolf rose to fame almost overnight last year after his song “Photo ID” went viral on TikTok. This debut album proves that Wolf is no wonder, with tracks that will thrill listeners in seconds.
Wolf opens the album with “Liquor Store”, a single she already released at the end of July. Heavy percussive rhythm and a syncopated bassline carry the melody, but there are times when the instruments drop, leaving behind Wolf’s exposed voice which is complemented by piano chords. Also, the melody includes this killer line: “And now I wake up in a nightmare / because you like sleeping with the enemy.
“Anthony Kiedis” pays homage to Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis. Wolf uses overtones to harmonize with herself, editing her pitch to comically high levels that oddly matches the mood of the melody.
She totally changes the dynamic of “wyd” with a bridge that presents her slightly whiny and high-end voice that brings an incomparable level of playing to the song. In “Guerrilla”, Wolf plays in the wide range of audio from his synth, enhancing the track through sounds of broken glass and delayed vocal and instrumental effects.
“Quiet on Set” is a favorite album, resembling the lyrical comedic style of Payday with an emphasis on Wolf’s catchy chorus and funky instrumentals that effortlessly carry the song’s groove. Next is “Volkiano”, which begins with an exposed guitar riff that departs from Wolf’s usual energy, preparing listeners for a more subdued melody compared to the other songs on the album.
Wolf continues his pop culture references in “Front Tooth,” with lyrics mentioning Los Angeles DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, Cruella de Vil and Irish boxer Conor McGregor. His playful nature shines in “Grumpy Old Man”, vocals lines like “I have long hair, a long beard, a ‘turtleneck sweater’ in a wacky pseudo-country accent, as well as a prominent but relaxed bassline that carries the tempo of the song.
In “Buttermilk”, Wolf fascinates listeners with his triplet percussive rhythm as sticky as molasses. The melody is almost infuriating, especially because Wolf utters the word “buttermilk” at least 30 times in the song.
“Sally” features a bassline that runs the length of the neck of the guitar and complements Wolf’s energy, continually dipping into the instrument’s low tones and rising to its upper register when the energy of the melody hits its mark. maximum. “Sexy Villian”, on the other hand, takes the vibe in a whole different direction with its laid back energy and a really groovy bassline that slightly emulates the “wah” sound of a wah-wah bass effect pedal. .
Wolf begins “Buzz Me In” with stripped back vocals which are joined by his typical upbeat and robust instrumentals in the cheerful sounding chorus. “Street You Live On” ends the album on a bittersweet note. Its fade out ends the song and the album itself, giving listeners a sense of finality similar to applying varnish to a finished painting.
“Juno” is a scrapbook designed for nighttime adventures with friends, go-cart races, and trips to summer county fairs where mornings and evenings are coated in sweet tasting cherry snow cone syrup. Wolf’s debut showcases his mastery of a kaleidoscope of sound, creating textured soundscapes full of playful songs and lyrics.
In January, Wolf will go on tour to support the release of his album. The tour will begin January 24 in San Francisco and end in Philadelphia on February 16. Wolf will play at the Metro in Chicago on Friday, February 4. For more information on purchasing tickets, visit metrochicago.com/event/remi-wolf/.