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A Wolfe in Men’s Clothing

In Uncategorized on December 2, 2010 at 2:12 pm


Writing a song is both the easiest and hardest thing to do in the world. As somewhat of a songwriter myself, I can tell you there is frustrating truth in that statement.  There are days the words will pour forth from your pen, soaking paper and ticket stubs, napkins and receipts, staining fingers and clothing, until the tide recedes. It could be a year before it happens again, if ever. There have been months consecutively that I just feel dried up.

It’s when I hear artists like Alexander Wolfe that I see how easy it can be. Having a voice somewhere between Nick Drake, Jeff Buckley, and Chris Martin helps immensely, but this album is more than just a voice. Subtle and haunting string arrangements and deftly finger-picked guitar melodies provide pitch-perfect accompaniment for the at-times haunting vocals. There is darkness and more than a few instances of bohemian drama. Wolfe’s voice confidently wraps around the notes, dragging them ever-upwards, making these beautiful songs sound so simply and easily made. If inspiration is currency, Alex Wolfe’s pockets are stuffed. It must be nice…

Listen:
‘Til Your Ship Comes In
True Love Lies
[from Morning Brings a Flood |buy]

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