Following the intoxicating Paper Maché Doll, Stevie wolf is back with indie-pop anthem ‘Ink’.
Exploring loneliness and dependency, amongst a rollercoaster of similar emotions, the track raises the idea that whilst some of us carry our scars on the outside (in the form of tattoos, wounds and the like), the rest of us are scarred on the inside. Past love and disappointment is often internalised, whilst we attempt to maintain a glossy exterior- “I ain’t got ink, but I got scars you’ll never see”.
wolf’s trademark dulcet tones soar above shimmery keys and plucky strings, wrapping the delicate lyrics in a warm soundscape, punctuated by hypnotic harmonies and an overarching feeling of growth and introspection. wolf has a real knack for creating touching, emotional tracks that are easy to listen to, and even easier to fall in love with. Another resounding success, ‘Ink’ starts with simple strings and vocals, and builds into an epic, richly textured soundscape that transcends indie-pop into something personal and spiritual.
Stevie wolf is a treasure of the genre, and I would happily shout this from the rooftops to anyone who will listen. Check out ‘Ink’ below, and if you haven’t already, show some support and listen to his incredible discography (‘Paper Maché Doll and ‘Substances’ are my go-to).