Crywolf is making his grand entrance into the new year with the release of his new single, “beauty is not a need, she is an ecstasy [respirate],” out on all streaming platforms today. Listen to the track now below.
In addition to his new single, Crywolf will also be performing at Los Angeles’ Moroccan Lounge on January 16th. The one-off night of music will see Crywolf re-imagining his tracks with a stripped back approach, featuring string instruments, special guests, and other surprises. Tickets to Crywolf Unplugged are available here.
Lamenting on the same break up he opened up about on his late 2019 single, “your joy is your sorrow unmasked,” Crywolf continues to rise from the ashes of heartbreak on “beauty is not a need, she is an ecstasy [respirate].” Diverging from the rich electronic sounds he has been known for, Crywolf employs a more acoustic-led approach on the new singles, intertwining lilting vocals and melancholy instrumentation that draw the listener in to an emotionally-vibrant story of heartbreak.
“I wrote this alone in the forest, hours from civilization and a million miles from you,” Crywolf writes to his past love. “You had left, but I still felt you in every inhalation, every exhalation. You had swept me up into the cosmos and left me there, suspended. Making your indelible print on my soul. I still breathe you in and out, and live with you there in that space.”
Crywolf – the project of producer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Justin Taylor Phillips – constantly challenges the expectation that an artist must fit into a singular genre. He released his 16-track album widow [OBLIVIØN Pt. I] in early 2019, followed by which he a US tour and remix album. Alongside the release of new singles, Crywolf has also been unveiling the visual compliment to his 2019 album, the WIDOW short film – Act I & Act II are out now.