Just last month, Wolf Alice emerged from their break that felt like a lifetime to announce their forthcoming sophomore album ‘Visions Of A Life’ (released on 29/09/17). Along with that announcement, they released gritty and raw ‘Yuk Foo’ that left the question ‘who hurt Ellie Rowsell?’ on the tips of everyone’s tongues.
Read Georgia’s review of ‘Yuk Foo’ here: https://letithappenmusicblog.com/2017/06/13/wolf-alice-are-back-with-their-ferocious-new-track-yuk-foo/
Yesterday, the band released ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’ another tune off of their pending album. Premiering on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio show last night, front woman Ellie Rowsell confessing that she wanted a “head out the window on a long drive tune”. I think the song successfully meets that criteria.
Immediately, I notice that there is a huge contrast between ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’ and ‘Yuk Foo’. The song begins with an appropriate intro of fuzzy guitar noises, introducing lead vocalist Ellie Rowsell’s angelic soft vocals that heavily contribute to the song’s bittersweet tone.
The song has a slower pace than most of their other material but that doesn’t matter. It helps achieve their desired effect that was previously mentioned by Rowsell. Along with the band’s dip into new waters by using synths. I think it will be interesting to see how it sounds when played live and isn’t as polished as a studio version.
‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’ spares no detail of how the protagonist felt at the time. The lyrics “you rock my world! You do, you really do” stick in my mind. The way that the singer repeats the words with almost an emotional strain in her voice shows how bare and stripped back she is left after this confession.
The track is absolutely gorgeous in every sense. However, it doesn’t give us any clues on what to expect from the rest of their album as the new released singles differ so much. It’s mysterious though and it is going to keep us all on our toes as we await ‘Visions Of A Life’ ‘s release date.
Listen to ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’ here: