Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Indie, Pop


Sounds like

Hatchie, 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, Jzuk


Website

wolfjay.com

Bio

WOLFJAY is the project of Melbourne-based non-binary singer/songwriter/producer/designer Jack Alexander. The queer synth-pop artist creates music caught between feelings of teenage angst and post-adolescent melancholy. As gorgeous towering alt-pop comes together with incandescent indie-rock and delightfully dreamy electronics, Alexander sings of coming-of-age anthems about the lives we once had and setting out for the lives we were meant to have.

WOLFJAY's new single 'In Memory Of' is a song not only written before coming out as queer but as a song they wish they would've heard growing up. “In Memory Of” bridges the gap between emo-laden lyrics and textural synth-rock along with WOLFJAY's contemplative sensibilities. It’s a song about removing yourself from a toxic environment, changing lanes before the warning signs derail you off the road, and knowing what you need to do to get to that place you can really want to call home. Blending imaginative synths, cathartic guitars, and WOLFJAY's passionate lyrics and vocals, the pursuit for personal freedom driven by emotional mayhem feels all too real on “In Memory Of.”

In their own words, WOLFJAY says this of the new single:

“‘In Memory Of’ is about the pressure and tension felt when leaving behind old things and moving forward. It’s about letting the past die, killing it - if you have to, because it’s the only way to become who you were meant to be. It’s about acknowledging the process and despite it being painful and hard, sticking with it and seeing it through.”

In 2019 WOLFJAY signed with Brooklyn based indie label, Sleep Well Records, founded by Alyse Vellturo, also known as pronoun. They released the three-track EP Together last summer. Dom Alessio of Triple J described WOLFJAY's music as “the soundtrack to falling in love in a dream.” While Dan Condon of Double J hailed the music, as “melodies are so strong that they can defeat anything.”

Review

Review by Dan Condon Dan Condon

14 Feb 2020

Triple J
45

Wolfjay delivers another anthem and all of a sudden everything feels alright again for a little bit. Love the sounds, the melodies, the emotion - everything about it.

Wolfjay delivers another anthem and all of a sudden everything feels alright again for a little bit. Love the sounds, the melodies, the emotion - everything about it.

Review

Review by Pip Rasmussen Pip Rasmussen

14 Feb 2020

Triple J
50

This hit me so hard. You've got this knack of weaving magic and nostalgia through everything you touch.

This hit me so hard. You've got this knack of weaving magic and nostalgia through everything you touch.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

07 Feb 2020

Triple J
40

An instant love Wolfjay! You've really nailed that excellent delivery and rush of sound. The release of your magic throughout this one is epic.

An instant love Wolfjay! You've really nailed that excellent delivery and rush of sound. The release of your magic throughout this one is epic.