Crywolf doesn’t care to be known as your typical dance music artist. In fact, his music has always fallen into the moody, ambient, indie-rock corners of electronic. More recently, the Echo Park resident has emerged from his shell a bit to sing across his tracks. That’s at least the case with his three latest single releases, “F A L L Ø U T [antagonïzer],” “U L T R A V I Ø L E N T [adrenochrome],” and “Q U I X Ø T E [i am alone, and they are everyone].”
Judging on their titles alone, Crywolf is producing the ultimate sad boy music. Not unexpected fro a guy out of the most hipster neighborhood in Los Angeles. At the same time, it’s so much more than just sad tracks. It’s starkly colored, dimly somber, and unrelentingly honest music. Crywolf’s latest track, “C E P H A L Ø T U S,” follows those very motifs in a continuation of a poetic story arch of sorts. Crywolf says of the track,
The piece is an ode to self-annihilation. Engaging with something beautiful (the pitcher plant) knowing full well that it is going to destroy you. Not only accepting your fate, but actually reveling in every step of the dismantling. Allowing the entire process to be a rapturous applause.
It is the fourth release in anticipation of Crywolf’s full-length studio album, which is set for an early 2019 release. With four tracks already creating a highly visual sonic journey, the new album is shaping up to be a jaunting and extremely cohesive work of art.