Track Of The Day: Anna Wolf (ft. Pop Morrison) – ‘The Unfamiliar’

In an eerie-pop lullaby, Anna Wolf and Pop Morrison (Stereophonics) combine forces to create a captivating backdrop for independent horror film ‘The Unfamiliar’. Drawing on the simplicity of folk and the intriguing dynamics of art-rock, they have blended a tasteful concoction of genres to paint a bewitching track that shares an insightful whisper to its accompanying movie. 

Vocal delicacy reminiscent of Ingrid Michealson dances across silky acoustic guitar for fluttering majestic moments. By dispersing and leaving the velvety instrumental to hold its own, Anna and Pop make room for mystery and a quietness that seems to echo down a shadowed hallway. Winding is the track and stoic indie-pop is the vehicle driving this dark tune. 

Soft, cushioned percussion holds ‘The Unfamiliar’ afloat and steady in its progress even when tension builds lyrically through Anna’s ethereal images – “A cat caught their tongue” – but the silence is telling its own tale through Anna and Pop’s pulsing musicality.

‘The Unfamiliar’ is steeped in an eerie, murky shadow and magnificent sense of suspense, offering its own cinematic soundscape of apprehension and horror. 

‘The Unfamiliar’ is out now. Listen on Spotify.

Jillian Goyeau

Track Of The Day: Anna Wolf – ‘Silence’

Anna Wolf‘s latest single ‘Silence’ is an alt-pop banger that takes the listener on a poignant journey. The catchy chorus, the clever instrumentation and the emotionally-driven music video are all excellently executed to deliver a beautiful track and visual experience that tackle the issues of anxiety and mental health.

Delving into her own struggle with anxiety, which was born in her childhood by bearing witness to domestic violence, Wolf wanted to write ‘Silence’ to show solidarity with those of her fans (her ‘wolves’), who have shared their experiences of mental health struggles with her. Of the track, she explains: 

It is hard to ignore the cry for help. I knew I had to dedicate a song to my fellow wolves and to let them know that they are not alone… The journey of becoming more and more silent in oneself is where I feel comfort, as this is where my true self resides. It is a constant practice of course.

It’s safe to say that, in addition to its important message, this track is super fresh and innovative, and wouldn’t be out of place on a SIA record. Anna Wolf is a true force to be reckoned with, and we can’t wait to see where the artistic journey takes her. 

Portraying how her inner demons are the obstacles that hold her back, watch the video for ‘Silence’ here:

Janelle Borg

Photo Credit: Paul Harries