Sea Wolf - You’re A Wolf

The record at times promises to build into an Arcade Fire style anthem, yet remains hemmed in by its own very simple musical arrangements and structure.

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Released 28 Jul 2008 | | By Chris Cummins | Rating: 3
Sea Wolf - You’re A Wolf

Sea Wolf's brand of folk indie has been received well in the US, yet to date has not had much success in the UK. The LA-based songwriter's latest offering, 'You're A Wolf', will not do much to remedy this.

'You're A Wolf' revolves around melancholic violin hook, reminiscent of an old horror movie score, accompanied by a simple melodic chord structure. The record at times promises to build into an Arcade Fire style anthem, yet remains hemmed in by its own very simple musical arrangements and structure. The song simply breezes along in a listless melancholic murmur, resulting in a very uninspiring, yet soothing cryptic folk tale of gypsies and travels by the sea.

The song's lack of invention and energy means that it is surely destined to spend years accompanying suburban dinner parties, rather than enchanting fellow travellers.