On The Mtn Laurel Rd
Available on Limited Edition Hand Numbered LP. Screen printed with exclusive artwork by Leif Christensen.
One of the most anticipated releases for 2019. Recorded primarily in Wolf’s Brooklyn bedroom, ‘On the Mtn Laurel Rd’ is an arresting synthesis of past and present, traditional and experimental, country and city. Blending organic roots and driving alt-rock with shimmering electronic elements, each track represents a specific place or moment in Wolf’s life, with scenes rendered vividly through his richly detailed lyrical portraits and evocative vocal delivery. Sometimes achingly lonely and riddled with self-doubt, sometimes warmly hopeful and resolute, the songs reflect the dizzying series of highs and lows Wolf faced as he traced his own storyline back to its roots and prepared to say goodbye to the only life he’d ever known.
“Releasing this album now feels like a weight off my chest, like every bit of frustration and nostalgic loneliness all leaving my body at the same time,” he explains. “Making this record was the greatest therapy session I’ve ever had.”
Though the music is markedly personal, it also taps into something wholly universal as it grapples with mortality and the passage of time. In putting his own emotional journey under the microscope, Wolf has managed to craft an album that speaks to the core of the human experience in all its impermanent beauty. It’s a collection that, as much as it laments the pain of loss, celebrates the memory of what was and the promise of what’s to come.