Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

The Postal Service, Blink-182, Porter Robinson, The Cure, Modern Baseball, The mixtape from the stereo in your ex's car


Influences

Shigeru Miyamoto, Susan Kare, Masakatsu Takagi, Moebius, Ansel Adams


Unearthed artists we like

MUKI, Nothing Really, Tram Cops, Woodes, Champion The Boy


Website

wolfjay.com

Bio

Wolfjay is the project of Melbourne-based songwriter, producer, and designer Jack Alexander. Euphoric and sincere, their work is like hugging your best friend at a house party.

Described by Dom Alessio (Triple J) as “the soundtrack to falling in love in a dream”, Wolfjay makes soaring pop music that would be perfectly at home over the credits of your favourite coming-of-age film. Their new track 'Together' takes cues from the likes of The Postal Service, Blink-182 and Porter robinson, further establishing their unique brand of dreamy electronic indie rock that Wolfjay uses to shine a light on their journey with gender identity and self-acceptance.

Wolfjay expands on the motivation behind the track:

“I wrote ‘Together’ the day Australia voted to legalise same-sex marriage in the nation-wide plebiscite, laying on the floor in a recording studio with someone I found fascinating and incredible and lovely. We drank prosecco until there wasn’t any left and took turns being honest with each other. ‘Together’ is about having the freedom of being absorbed by the warmth and weight of being close to someone, sharing the same space for a moment and letting it consume you, finally letting go of every stressful thing that’s trying to steal that moment away — forgetting the future together”.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

08 Aug 2019

Triple J
45

How am I so obsessed with this song? Hits me with the same sort of sonic elevation that Blink 182 used to but with none of the cynicism. Beautiful stuff.

How am I so obsessed with this song? Hits me with the same sort of sonic elevation that Blink 182 used to but with none of the cynicism. Beautiful stuff.

Review

Review by Dan Condon Dan Condon

07 Aug 2019

Triple J
45

The way those pizzicato synth strings burst in the first verse reminds me of Pop Rocks. The way those guitars kick in for the chorus reminds me of self-led liberation from emotional turmoil. Just sayin.

The way those pizzicato synth strings burst in the first verse reminds me of Pop Rocks. The way those guitars kick in for the chorus reminds me of self-led liberation from emotional turmoil. Just sayin.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

06 Aug 2019

Triple J
40

I love the way that Wolfjay dots this song with some fine details - the prosecco runs dry, with your favourite CD on - making this experience of theirs seem ever more tangible. It's the mark of a skilful creator for sure.

I love the way that Wolfjay dots this song with some fine details - the prosecco runs dry, with your favourite CD on - making this experience of theirs seem ever more tangible. It's the mark of a skilful creator for sure.