Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop


band members

Sarah Wolfe


Influences

Alanis Morissette, Gwen Stefani, Mark Ronson, Cher, Amy Winehouse


Bio

Sarah Wolfe spent the last three years working as an artist interviewer, interviewing some of her and Australia's fav artists: Vance Joy, Montaigne, Matt Corby, Troye Sivan and more. But behind the scenes, she was honing her music skills and prepping some music of her own. She may have been an average interviewer, but hopefully, she turns out to be a slightly above average musician!

Sarah Wolfe will release her fourth official single “I’ll Never Be Happy Again” on Friday, October 16th, 2020. The track serves as the follow-up to Wolfe’s previous release “100 Times,” which featured fellow indie musicians The Flowers.

Written alongside producer and real-life partner Xavier Dunn (Peking Duk, Jack River, CXLOE, Graace), “I’ll Never Be Happy Again” details the emotional aftermath of a breakup as Sarah alternates between soft vocals and screams over a reverb-heavy guitar. Sonically, the track is reminiscent of Bleachers, infusing punk with mainstream pop in a way that is simultaneously catchy and cathartic.

"I'll Never Be Happy Again" is one of the first songs I wrote where I finally felt comfortable in my own sound.” said Sarah. “It is loosely about a relationship that went wrong, but the more overarching theme for me is anxiety; how my head always makes things out to be far worse and far more dramatic than the situation actually is. I love how the lyrics play out over such a high energy soundtrack, I wanted this to be the point of hope in the song, a reminder that things do usually end up being ok. This song is as ridiculous as my own fears are sometimes!"

Sarah Wolfe’s probing and grounded pop is ready to take the world by storm. “I’ll Never Be Happy Again” follows up successful solo efforts “Devil U Know” and “U Think This Is A Game?”, as well as “100 Times (feat. The Flowers)” and a cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now”, a collaborative cover with her partner Xavier Dunn, which was hand picked by US star Normani for her workout playlist on Spotify.

“Sydney-born 22-year-old Sarah Wolfe is a musician among this collection of 2019 pop forces we're keeping an eye on entering the year ahead, marking her place in the local pop canon… [Devil U Know] is too good of a song to say that Sarah Wolfe isn't going to be carrying Australian pop's rising scene on her shoulders in the year ahead. – PileRats ‘20 artists to watch in 2020’

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

21 Oct 2020

Triple J
45

One of my favourites from you girl! Direction feels and sounds clear, I love when it gets that little bit punchier and you sound bright, in your lane and in command. I love it.

One of my favourites from you girl! Direction feels and sounds clear, I love when it gets that little bit punchier and you sound bright, in your lane and in command. I love it.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

21 Oct 2020

Triple J
45

obviously, duh, this rules. The sort of song that makes you only want good things for Sarah, now and long into the future.

obviously, duh, this rules. The sort of song that makes you only want good things for Sarah, now and long into the future.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

21 Oct 2020

Triple J
45

Sarah snapped on this one, combining the twee of 2010s sing-songwriters with the bombastic production of Mura Masa's 'I Don't Think I Can Do This Again'. It's a magic meld!

Sarah snapped on this one, combining the twee of 2010s sing-songwriters with the bombastic production of Mura Masa's 'I Don't Think I Can Do This Again'. It's a magic meld!