Rising pop star Remi Wolf has dropped two eclectic singles on the heels of her upcoming debut album. “Quiet On Set” and “Grumpy Old Men” are abstract depictions of some of Wolf’s internal thoughts and feelings, blown up and projected across a moving landscape of sound and whim. Paired with equally stylistic and zany music videos, Wolf defines herself as an undefinable artist with a collage approach to music and visuals.
“Quiet On Set” is a rambunctious, manic, high paced tune with humor, wit and a silver tongued deviancy. With a heavy backbeat and banging melody, Wolf cracks open the single with an eccentric vocal performance and lyrics that range from right on point to rambling nonsense — all a distorted reflection of Wolf’s state of mind at the time of writing the song.
“As much as the song is silly and fun, it really does reflect my life and feelings at the time…overworked, manic, reckless, and childish,” notes Wolf.
“Grumpy Old Men” is an indie laced single that sits back in the pocket of its groove rather than charges forward. With a slick bass line and a catchy as hell hook, Wolf sings her strange lyrics with a cool inhibition and insatiable energy. Fluid and weightless, “Grumpy Old Men” focuses on some of the benign, little things that sometimes throws Wolf off, making her feel older and fragile.
Wolf’s debut album, Juno, drops Oct. 15. The album, while combining many genres, sounds and lyrical themes, is cohesive reflection of the change and experiences Wolf went through at the time of writing them. Each song is a unique catharsis constructed via abstract and out of the box lyrics.
“Creating my debut album Juno was like a fever dream,” says Wolf. “So many changes were happening in my life while I was creating these songs and I think my album really reflects the feelings of tension and release that these changes provoked in me. Every song on this record is a vivid snapshot into what was going on in my life and mindset the day I wrote each one. I hope my Remjobs can hear my honesty and passion come through and, if not, I just hope they think each song is a banger! The album is named ‘Juno’ after my beautiful dog I adopted during lockdown. He ended up being in every single writing session for this album and I consider him my partner, witness, and support in the making of this record.”
Before her album drops, Remi Wolf will perform a few shows including one at the Roxy in West Hollywood on Sept. 29. Hope you got tix, because that ish sold-out! Let’s hope they add a second date. Additionally, Remi Wolf is making rounds across the festival circuit (Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and Austin City Limits) and has announced a few more tour dates.
Words: Patti Sanchez