COFFIN (FEAT. REES FINLEY AND JIMMY VILLAFLOR)
about 2017's blood ep
wolfy, 25 years old, los angeles, nice to meet you.
i love writing songs, i love producing songs, i hate singing songs. i wrote and produced an ep last year, BLOOD, starring all of my rad friends. but that was 2017. we were younger, stupider, and had more light in our eyes.
this year brings the second installment, a new ep called INK. darker, moodier, less love to give. the middle child in the debut trilogy of wolfy eps.
this is the first track called "loneliness and me" featuring jayme dee.
sounds like: emotional indie rock. tigers jaw, sorority noise.
about the song
“Coffin” is one of two co-writes in the whole trilogy. Why? Because I hate writing with other people. But when I messaged Rees and Jimmy and asked if they would sing a song for me, Rees suggested that we write one together. Holding onto your brand, smart move.
So we met up in a USC practice room and wrote the majority of this song in a few hours. I had the guitar riff, Rees had these awesome lyrics, he sang them with a great melody, it was like songwriting in a movie. Impossibly easy. Which is not how most cowriting goes, just so you know. Cowriting always without fail goes like this:
You arrive at one of three places, someone’s living room, a hideous, soul-crushing practice room, or someone’s home studio which means a set of mid-priced monitors, a midi keyboard, a macbook, and blue LED lights. The person you’re writing with says, “So, what’s been going on in your life lately?” and you have to pretend that you have anything going on at all and also, why should you open up to this literal stranger? So you make something up like, “Well, I went to a friend’s party yesterday and was pretty bummed out by some people I met there” and they go, “Yes! Let’s write about that! How shallow people are in Los Angeles!”. And without a trace of irony, this white guy in joggers will open up Splice and start making a loop that will take him 48 minutes to finish and you will spend every second of those 48 minutes figuring out how to tell him you hate every single sound he has created and every single order in which he has arranged those sounds.
So anyways, being a musician rules and the collaborative process is nothing short of transcendent.