Friday, February 19, 2016

Karó - Wolfbaby

Following the success of her debut single, "Silhouette", which since its release has already racked up almost 80,000 plays on Spotify and garnered support from the likes of Hillydilly, 21-year-old Reykjavik-born and Dundee, Scotland-raised newcomer Karó returns with her new single titled "Wolfbaby". Once again working with Les Fréres Stefson, the track was produced and co-written with Logi Pedro, with guitar played by his brother Unnsteinn Manuel - both of whom are members of prominent Icelandic outfit Retro Stefson.

Opening with shooting synths, the precise production sets the scene for a ticking trap-infused percussion track laden with brass effects, eventually giving way to a breakdown which invites her irresistible vocals to shine through. Taking influence from pioneering Italian pop artist Mina Mazzini, who Karó explains "we thought of a lot in the process of making this song", the track takes its name from degrading comments made on Twitter about Karó following a performance on national TV.

Speaking on the track, Karó explains:

"I wrote this song in a bit of a spiteful mindset. It's about being over someone and releasing this person's grip on me. The song's message is in many ways stronger and more direct than in my last track... it's more difficult for me. I think I needed to do a song like that."

Listen to both "Wolfbaby" and "Silhouette" below.

Premiere via Clash.

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