After a successful 2016 year, Crywolf continues to defend his undeniable talent with his new Skeletons EP. The LA-based singer, songwriter, producer has seen booming popularity since releasing his critically acclaimed and chart-topping debut LP Cataclasm and completing his first headlining tour, which saw many sold out shows across the US.
Crywolf delivers a bold and dramatic experience in his new Skeletons EP. The 7-song EP is a collection of vulnerable, melancholy songs that tell a story about absence and “negative space”. Each song is carefully crafted with emotional vocals, dark melodies, and diverse instrumental production. Crywolf first expressed this new vulnerability when he released “Windswept” in November, where we got a glimpse of this darker direction, but this EP illustrates his complete emotional picture. This is what Crywolf expressed about Skeletons:
“The first time I saw a real human skeleton I felt a very peculiar sadness and shock inside of myself. It wasn’t a reaction to the bones themselves, but to what had once covered them; the strength, beauty, and complexity they had once supported. An entire world had once rested in that skull. How much love, pain, happiness and grief had that frame supported?
As an artist sometimes you write about presence, and other times, absence. You use lyrics and music to run your finger around the shape left by something lost. This EP is negative space. It’s the frame supporting something that should be there, but simply isn’t. A harsh reminder of what once was; of an unchangeable breach in the order of things. Biting, but necessary.
This is my sackcloth and ashes. This is my 7 stages all wrapped up into one. I didn’t want to put most of these songs out. They all feel excruciatingly vulnerable. However, I decided I’d rather end my life pinned down, splayed out on a dissecting table than be stored away in formaldehyde, buried with my secrets.
So here I am. Here’s the knife. Be gentle with me, please.”
With all that being said, I encourage you to take a listen to Skeletons from start to finish. It’s a work of art that’s to be consumed holistically. So drop what you’re doing, and press play down below!