‘Dream Partner ‘ is the latest track to be revealed from Wolf Girl’s new album ‘Every Now & Then’, which is set for release this Friday via Everything Sucks Music. The first Wolf Girl song to be penned by the band’s drummer Christabel Williams, ‘Dream Partner’ is about the relationships you have in your dreams. Elaborating on said relationships, Christabel says “They last in your subconscious, and I like the idea of a love song to people you didn't even realise you loved. The song was inspired by Carole King’s 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow'”
The music video for the track is a tongue-in-cheek look at searching for that dream partner via a series of disastrous dates.
Wolf Girl also recently announced a special album launch show at much-loved and important venue DIY Space For London on Friday 26th October. And they play Loud Women Fest at The Dome this coming weekend.
‘Every Now & Then’ consists of nine hook-laden tunes about queer feelings, coming out and dealing with social burnout and marks a real period of growth for Wolf Girl. With Healy helming the
majority of the songwriting, each track acted as a strange kind of therapy and catharsis, exploring sexuality, gender identity and anxiety. The album was recorded with Mark Jasper of Sound Savers and
the band really focused on capturing the energy shown in their live shows.
There are a lot of firsts on this record. Christabel gets her first songwriting/lead vocal credit in the form of 'Dream Partner'. She’d chosen a deliberately ‘50s/’60s pop chord sequence and song structure so the band tried to emphasise that in the studio with handclaps and Wall of Sound/Joe Meek type reverbs. ‘Breaking News' also sees the addition of saxophone played by Phil Whaite of Guttfull. “Being fans of X-Ray Spex, Roxy Music and Downtown Boys, we knew we wanted to include horns on this track,” enthuses Healey. “It’s about "choosing to come out when you want", in a society where queer people are forced to do so repeatedly.”
In the two years since the release of their much-loved first album ‘We Tried’, Wolf Girl have shared bills with the likes of The Spook School, Girl Ray, and Worriers. They’ve also branched out into other music projects, from The Whooperups (Healey’s collaboration with AC from the Spook School) to Suggested Friends (where Christabel also takes up the drums).
The crunching, distorted guitars and catchy melodies that fans will remember from the band’s first album can still be found on ‘Every Now & Then’. But this new album is a bigger, braver and, at times, a completely heart-breaking collection of songs and experiences – political, poignant, yet perfectly pop.
Fri 26th October – DIY Space For London (Album Launch!)
Sat 10th November – Cambridge Indiepop All-dayer '18, The Blue Moon, Cambridge
WOLF GIRL ARE:
Healey – Bass, Guitar, Vocals (Pronoun – They)
Christabel Williams – Drums, Vocals (Pronoun – She)
Carl Farrugia – Guitar, Vocals (Pronoun – He / They)
Christopher Wood – Guitar, Bass (Pronoun – He)