Wolf – Mentality [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Energizing, genre crossing and different

Tell us a few things about your new song. What is the main idea behind it?

Well, believe it or not ‘Mentality’ was written a few years back (circa 2017-2018) whilst I was still in Uni. During that time, I was hyped just the thought of releasing music way before any work or thought was laid down. Few years later, I had a collection of lyrics and thought to myself ‘right, it’s been 3 years since I’ve written the lyrics and established myself as an artist, I might as well work on said song’. I was torn between 2 songs but Mentality was the one that spoke to me. It’s ironic and funny how the lyrics for Mentality is so relatable today what with Covid ruining everyone’s lives and the government is failing its citizens. Originally, the whole premise of Mentality was to flip the middle finger to those that has forced you to change who you are just so you are accepted in society. There’s one of you so be unique and be yourself!

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

Definitely ‘Fuck what you think coz I don’t need no acceptance’

Favourite rapper, lyricist and producer?

Rapper would definitely be Eminem (who doesn’t love a bit of Em), lyricist would be Scarlxrd (always speaks the truth and not afraid to show his weaknesses and vulnerability through his music and lyrics) and my favourite producer has to be Sullivan King

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

Definitely getting heard and noticed by others. Music is being released every day, every minute and every second so your art is going to get buried among the hundreds of thousands songs every day. Nowadays people listen to music that’s relatable to them (well most of the time) and Mentality for me speaks to every aspect of it. It’s relatable and is the ‘now’ song.

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

I don’t know, I don’t think I’ve received any best advice before (in terms of music anyways). Although I will give advice to the upcoming producers/bands/aspiring musicians; ‘You do you, fuck what others say. At the end of the day, you’re doing music because it makes you happy not for the pleasure of others.’

One last thing we should know about you?

Check out my band ‘The Wolf Within’ on Spotify and other streaming platforms. We’ve got new music in the works. If you like our music, go and follow us over on IG: @thewolfwithinofficial

Thank you!

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