Having already dropped one of the year’s most infectious singles, Remi Wolf does it again with another slice of her future-shaking absurdist pop.
“Photo ID” picks up where “Woo!” left off – released just a couple of weeks ago. These two tracks are the first new material to follow Wolf’s impeccable 2019 EP You’re A Dog! and also sandwich her fundraiser collaboration “Cheesin’” with Cautious Clay, Still Woozy, Claud, Melanie Faye and HXNS.
This time she’s slathering her distorted off-kilter sound in ‘80s influences. “I was really inspired by Daryl Hall’s big melodies and the funky strangeness of David Byrne” she explains, with “Photo ID” being produced during a week where she and her collaborators, were listening to nothing but Hall & Oates and Talking Heads.
Lamenting her way through losing her keys, getting a new drivers license and processing some strange happenings in her personal relationships Wolf notes that “the lyrics are all just a culmination of those chaotic thoughts.” And it’s that chaos which ties everything together with Wolf’s delivery diving between frustrated, confused and out-of-this-world as the takes a few more steps out of reality.
As one of the most exciting creators right now, her reputation is further cemented by the track’s surreal accompanying visuals directed by Augusta Yr. Elevating its escapist nature and complete with regulatory face mask, “for real though” she says “this video is all about letting go.” Let go of your worldly problems, if you can, and take a step into this animated world where Wolf is doing what we’re all doing – having our own solo parties.