I don’t usually feature EP’s in their entirety on Alfitude, but then again Remi Wolf was never the ‘usual’ kind of pop starlet.
Today sees the release of a remix package called ‘We Love Dogs!’ that includes some all-time pop royalty including Beck, Hot Chip, Little Dragon, Free Nationals, Sylvan Esso and Nile Rodgers as well as the likes of Kimbra, Panda Bear, Dominic Fike, Phony Ppl, and Porches. I keep saying it: watch out for Remi Wolf… this kid is the next generation of pop.
Every remix on the EP is a unique in its own special way – from start to finish. If there’s one record that will raise your spirts, pulse and ass off the chair – it’s this one!
“This is very sick. Half of these artists are ones I studied in school and have admired since I was a teenager. Needless to say I’m shook! I hope you dance, vibe, shower, and chill to these remixes! I hope you make a lasagna or an eggplant parmesan while you listen to them, too!!!”
As one of the most exciting pop talents to have graced Alfitude’s pages recently, it’s a joy to announce that Remi Wolf has finally released her debut EP, “I’m Allergic To Dogs!’ today. It’s a collection of songs that embrace elements of funk and soul with a laid-back flair for quirkiness which I find absolutely charming.
And so in the spirit of things, here’s a quickfire round of questions to get to know this insanely bold, fun and authentic kid before she conquers the world with her unique take on music.
Who would be your dream collaboration be with?
There are so many. Right now I would say this artist Melanie. She wrote amazing country pop songs in the 60s.
Your videos are some of the most creative (and quirky) that we’ve seen for some time. Where do you get your ideas from when coming up with the visuals?
I draw a lot of inspiration from movies and shows I used to watch when I was little. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Spy Kids, Silly Ville, even Dragon Tales. I love the colours and the whimsy.
If you could choose, which song on your new EP means the most to you, and why?
Each song has a specialness and specific meaning to me but I think ‘Hello Hello Hello’ is the one. It is so honest and true to real events that happened in my life. I wrote in in my bed at 3am and I think that exhaustion and anxiety allowed me to be vulnerable in a way that can in other circumstances be a bit challenging for me. I’m really proud of it.
What artists are you currently obsessed with?
Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of prolific and incredible songwriters. John Mayer, Dolly Parton, Marvin Gaye, Kanye West, Bob Marley. I love how these artists tell stories that are so true to their experiences. They paint skin burning detail while still capturing ideas in broad strokes.
Remi Wolf will perform her sold-out release show on June 25th as the first drive-in concert of 2020 in Los Angeles. All proceeds are going to the Summaeverythang Community Center Inc., and the Plus 1 for Black Lives Fund (Movement For Black Lives, Impact Justice, Equal Justice Initiative, The Bail Project).
During this very odd year, one thing has consistently kept me entertained – and it’s these random af videos that Remi Wolf comes up with.
“I go to this dance party called Funky Soul on Saturdays and one time these guys were dressed as 70s porny cowboys and I created this story in my head about their lifestyle. This video was inspired by the music video for Prince’s ‘Raspberry Beret.’ The general vibe and energy of that video reminds me of my dance party so I tried to meld the two. Also, I really wanted to introduce the world to my red hot band boys Conor and Jared, who are disco men in their own right.”
Taken from the EP “I’m Allergic To Dogs’ which is out on June 24th.
Indie, funk and disco, all served up in a brilliantly bonkers way which I can only expect from Remi Wolf.
“I love this video. Just a straight up dancing vibe. I included the mask because we made this video in quarantine and I felt the mask is kind of this universal thing at the moment. We all now know that exact feeling of going outside with a mask. All the other versions of me are dancing indoors, which I thought was important because the reality of modern dance parties is that you gotta do that shit yourself! This video is all about letting go, escaping reality a bit, and getting your booty wiggling!”