Stevie Wolf – Low
Stevie Wolf released his second single, Low, an indie rock pop track with a chorus that reminds me of Imagine Dragons. The contrast between his light verses and emotional chorus really take the listener on a journey. The chorus hit me like a ton of melodic bricks. Stevie’s vocals are certainly emotional with some velvet overlay, adding to the composition’s authentic vibe. The chorus reminded me a bit of AWOLNATION’s Sail, releasing a pop-rock vibe that I truly fell in love with.
Stevie Wolf is a new artist with only two releases. His first release, Who, skyrocketed to Spotify’s New Music Friday and US Viral 50. On his FIRST single?!?!? That’s impressive. He’s only released two songs.
Stevie sent a quote along about his sentiments towards Low…
“I’ve had depression since I was 13. And it’s rarely the reeling, twisting misery often depicted. I grew up listening to emo and metalcore and those genres usually take a pretty dramatic approach to inner turmoil. But there’s not a lot of music about incipient, lingering depression: the kind where, from the moment you wake until you the moment fall asleep, you just generally feel empty and flat. Maybe you don’t even cry; you just feel tired and sluggish and don’t want to see your friends or really talk to anyone so you make excuses and cancel plans and just hide away in your bedroom. One day you wake up and realize that weeks have gone by and you didn’t really do anything. You didn’t take any risks or try anything new, and your friends feel less close to you because they haven’t really seen you much. You languish slowly while you decay.”
“I’ve wasted weeks and months in that grey, creeping depression. It’s pretty hard to talk about it, especially because sometimes I don’t even realize it’s what I’m going through. Friends try to offer love and support and then when they’re fresh out of understanding, they say ‘well, I guess that’s just Stevie. Sometimes he just disappears.’ Thats what this song is about: realizing that I can’t really escape it, so I might as well lean into it and just be inside it.”
This is meant to be a song where you get lost in the tone and meaning of the lyrics, demonstrating innermost thoughts that plague the mind through depression. This song is perfect for crying, car rides, winter, singing in the shower, handling stress, motivating yourself, Mondays, Tuesdays, when plans are cancelled and you were really looking forward to it, when your friends aren’t being great, feeling depressed, camp fires, and anytime where you’re looking for an emotional boost.