Wolfy The Fifth’s debut promises a creative and professional shift in direction for modern independent music. King Of The Moon is the first in a series of singles due to be released by the UK artist – its sound and overall vibe seems to fuse equal parts electronic rock and alternative pop, even with a hearty and gradually intensifying beat fit for any and all EDM remixes.
The second time I heard this the opening bass-line and melody – these short lines, even the sound of his voice – all felt immediately familiar. The strength of the songwriting above all else is what drives this approach to music. It feels reminiscent of Marilyn Manson or Rob Zombie in some respects, though it also feels soaked in inspiration from the likes of Kasabian. There’s a rock edge to the writing and to the clear rising passion in the leading voice and the instrumentation as it builds. The audio weaves in and out of view, toying with the moment and the listener – a journey that captivates even more-so when experienced with the intriguing accompanying video.
The whole thing has been brilliantly crafted, cleverly written and powerfully performed. Hypnotic and intense synths rain down during the latter half, creating this whirlwind of electronic rhythm and energy, and as the repetition leads you through to the finish – you feel swept away by the vibrancy of it all; not unlike you might with an EDM release. There’s nothing overly heavy about the track, but it hits with impact – the arrangement and these simple yet effective moments of melody and performance all draw you in at just the right times. If you want it to energize you, or let you escape entirely into the style and character of the scene – simply turn it up loud and let go of your worries for a while.
As stated, this debut promises big things – Wolfy The Fifth has a unique approach to songwriting and composition that is both refreshingly creative and professionally, flawlessly produced. A fascinating artist and a thoughtful, expressive lyricist – well worth looking out for over the coming months.