Remi Wolf premieres ‘Michael,’ a new track from the deluxe edition of ‘Juno.’ The Los Angeles artist will perform one of two headline gigs in the UK next month at London’s newly renovated KOKO.
Remi Wolf has released a brand new song called ‘Michael,’ as well as information about a new deluxe edition album.
The song is the first single off Wolf’s upcoming 2021 debut album, ‘Juno,’ which will be released on June 3 via Virgin EMI.
Three new songs and a pair of repurposed tracks from ‘Juno’ will be included on the upcoming deluxe edition of ‘Michael.’
“I wrote ‘Michael’ with my buddies Aaron Maine (known as the artist Porches) and Jack DeMeo,” Wolf stated of the new song. It was my and Aaron’s first time working together, and we’d both recently returned from a wild vacation to Miami, so we brought that enthusiasm into the session. We created three songs that day, but ‘Michael’ stood out.
“I was just free-styling and letting words tumble out when I was writing the song.” After a few months, the message has finally dawned on me. The song depicts a frantic and infatuated lady who loves the rush of Michael’s attention and is willing to go to any length to obtain it. I wanted the video to convey the feeling of this mom frantically searching the city for Michael. We shot run-and-gun style in Argentina while I was on tour there; it was a bit of a frenzy, but it added to the video’s mania.”
Below is Remi Wolf’s video for “Michael.”
NME described ‘Juno’ as “maximalist pop music filled with moreish hooks, gloopy grooves, and ludicrous ad libs” when it was released last year. While the album borrows sonically from Wolf’s earlier EPs and her admiration for Beck’s 1999 album ‘Midnite Vultures,’ ‘Juno’ sees her go deeper thematically – from mania and exhaustion to breakups.”
Wolf will perform two headline shows in the UK next month, starting on June 14 at London’s recently reopened KOKO and ending two days later at Manchester Academy.
“Throughout, Wolf’s music is tough to classify,” NME noted of her performance at the capital’s MOTH Club last November. The Californian musician dabbles in punk, pop, indie, funk, and dance – frequently at the same time – during the course of a 17-song show tonight. She is equally at ease rapping about fast food orgies (‘Quiet On Set’) as she is belting out love lyrics (‘Woo!’).
“She almost spits during ‘Sexy Villain,’ but there’s no time to back up and analyze what’s going on.” Wolf makes party music, and every moment is reason for celebration from the time she takes the stage.”