Returning to the fore two years on from the release of his courageous debut album – Unmasked – Wolf Colony has been bringing some new musical greatness to the boil for some time now. Having hunkered down hard over the last few lockdowns in his East London flat, the artist spent many months looking inwards, rediscovering the essence of his passion for music, and, in turn, what makes him feel whole. Such discovery has formed the basis of his latest project, a selection of EPs that simply capture how he’s feeling now, which brings us to the first offering from his sophomore project – “Hunger”.
“New York is the epitome of success,” Colony says of his inspiration behind the song, “but the reality is, that I saw the other side of the curtain, and all those people were not happy.” The track itself lays bare the stark realities of city life, looking beyond the skyscrapers and giant billboards to vast juxtapositions of wealth and poverty, exploring burn out and fatigue as Americans grapple with holding on to their shot at the American Dream – and ultimately questions what makes us truly happy.
Colony sets all of this to a stirring alt-pop melody, with subtle, stripped-back production complimenting his commanding vocal presence. Peppering the mix with searing synths that wiggle and quake to the singer’s powerful delivery, Colony makes it clear that he’s done holding his tongue. True expression is simply the only way forward for this star on the rise.