Interview: Wolf Colony

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“With the beauty of their whimsical instruments accompanied by their heartfelt lyrics, Wolf Colony is on the rise and ready to connect with the world on a higher level.” — Jazzlyn Kirkland

Wolf Colony

Starting out from humble beginnings with a love and appreciation for the art of music Wolf Colony’s love turned into a hobby which blossomed into an all consuming relationship with music. A leap of faith paired with hard work and dedication to the craft contributes to what sets Wolf Colony apart from the mainstream pop circulated on today’s airwaves.

If you’re looking for a little lyrical stimulation accompanied with a nu-wave musical sound, Wolf Colony has got you covered. When listening to Wolf Colony’s tracks, I would make the comparison as to reading a book. The lyrics take you on a journey that give you a beginning and an end [just like reading a storybook]. The sound they create, given all the complexity of the instruments, and the many different elements that are brought to the table which gives Wolf Colony their unique sound is surprisingly very easy to groove with and listen to. And for all you fashionistas seeking some inspiration, Wolf Colony has a very eclectic/underground vibe. Think of avant-garde runway styling meets alternative rock.

The craftsmanship and cinematography of their latest video “Beauty” directed by Jonny Walker gives us a big budget motion picture feel. From the storyline, the acting, to the beautiful Miami location. When speaking to Wolf Colony after viewing this heartfelt work, we were curious to find out what inspired such emotion provoking piece.

Listening to your lyrics for “Beauty” gives us an idea that you were emotionally influenced by someone or something. Who or what do you give credit to for being your muse?

It took me a long time to see myself as an artist and now I cannot imagine being anything else. I feel like I have a vision to fulfill, I am creating my own fate. I am motivated by my independence and by the support of my loved ones. I aim to create art in all its forms, to collaborate and explore creativity. “For the most part I think I am my own muse. Sometimes I find inspiration in a lover, a potential lover, a friend, or even a stranger. Fantasy is also integrated in my writing.”

How did you get started?

I have always appreciated music, but I never thought that I would be creating it until I moved to Paris for school and bought my first guitar. I started writing songs and singing while my friends (including Neal) encouraged me to pursue it. After graduating, I took a leap of faith. I have not looked back since.

Our magazine is where many emerging talents come to learn the ropes of the business (or industry) from others that have “made it”. What do you think were some of your toughest times when starting Wolf Colony?

Well, as a solo artist, I was fortunate enough to start collaborating with Neal whom I share a strong musical chemistry with — that really helped develop my current sound. As an independent artist, I have faced issues with finding musicians for live shows as well as the expenditure, I want things to look and sound perfect which costs a lot. But it is worth it.

Have you ever felt like you wanted to give up?

No, never.

What are some of the things that keep you motivated and inspired to continue?

It took me a long time to see myself as an artist and now, I cannot imagine being anything else. I feel like I have a vision to fulfill, I am creating my own fate. I am motivated by my independence and by the support of my loved ones. I aim to create art in all its forms, to collaborate and explore creativity.

Do you have a muse?

For the most part, I think I am my own muse. Sometimes, I find inspiration in a lover, a potential lover, a friend, or even a stranger. Fantasy is also integrated in my writing.

Who are some of your favorite artists?

It depends on my mood, but I do enjoy beauty in all its forms. I love Lana Del Rey and Woodkid. I also like Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Marina and The Diamonds, Ladyhawke, [and] Bat for Lashes. These are a few examples that come to mind. I do not limit myself.

What sets you apart from what’s currently in the music market?

My passion and my vision. I also have a lot at stake. I create for the love of it, I write poetry, I want people to listen to me and watch me and feel something, deeply within.

What are your hobbies?

Music was my hobby, now it is my existence. I do enjoy concerts and film. I love riding horses, enjoy good food, and traveling.

How do you feel about your fans? Do you feel like they are like you?

I probably feel for them more than they feel for me, like most of the people in my life. I think people are more alike than they are different, but that’s just the hippie in me.

GRUNGECAKE