After the storming lead single ‘Yuk Foo’ from sophomore album ‘Dreams of a Life’, Wolf Alice return with ‘Don’t Delete the Kisses’. It’s a minimalist, stylish sound, completely switching the pace from the first single. Frontwoman Ellie Rowsell, is sultry but not moody in the vocals here, being raw in the song writing without melodrama or the cringe of modern topics, it feels natural yet very new for Wolf Alice.
‘Don’t Delete the Kisses’ is revealing of the narrative of Dreams of a Life which now has been shown to be both introspective and extrospective of life, the first single being able to apply itself to frustration in everyday life and in global events yet the new single is far more personal. It’s understated yet emotive, the mood coming across so thickly in the lyrics. The writing on this new album is already shaping up to be more seasoned and enigmatic than that of My Love is Cool which definitely feels like a teenage record.
The song is described by the band as ‘try[ing] their hand at like a hold-nothing-back love song’. They also say that ‘Yuk Foo’ and ‘Don’t Delete the Kisses’ are the two ends of the album, the other songs ready to bridge the gap between the two contrasting tones. The song almost reminiscent of The XX’s sultry Coexist. Wolf Alice haven’t lost their old charm, ‘Don’t Delete the Kisses’ is still pulls toward the 90s indie grunge that the band are known for but with the soothing beats of a synth.
Have a listen to ‘Don’t Delete the Kisses’ here, and pre-order Visions of a Life via Dirty Hit, due for release on 29th September, before their biggest UK tour to date in November.