Bringing spunk, groove and fun to every song, Remi Wolf gives us her debut album: Juno.
The colorful album presents 13 songs, all of which radiate her wild energy. Many of the tracks incorporate cool sound effects and instruments in the background. Her lyrics are full of imagery and often mention things that wouldn’t normally be heard in songs such as, “super emo, aqua girl with the rising Leo” or “they want escargot, good blow and cordon bleu”. How does one come up with that?? The titles of her songs are unique, as well, making this a real statement album.
Starting with the opener, “Liquor Store” is a bit more laid back in comparison to the rest of the album. This one has a rhythmic rap feel with quirky tones from Wolf.
Wolf is a huge fan of Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Anthony Kiedes so naturally, she wrote a song with his name as the title. “Anthony Kiedes” is also more of a chill vibe until we reach the catchy chorus where an explosion of “na na na’s” occurs.
“wyd” is a real jam. It is one of those songs that you can’t help but head-bop to. This groovy track will urge you to sing and move along.
“Guerrilla” is next and more chaotic, with busy sounds all the way up to the end where it mellows out. We are surprised once again when Wolf starts chanting “guerrilla, guerrilla” at the very end with sounds of breaking glass and camera flashes.
Like “Liquor Store, “Quiet On Set” has a rhythmic rap feel with comical lyrics such as “hey guys, should I Postmates Chuck-E-Cheese?” or “orgy at Five Guys with five guys”. As if that’s not odd enough, the song ends with a monologue by a little girl trying to find her mommy.
“Volkiano” is one of our favorites on the album. It showcases Wolf’s vocals well, bringing a different side to the album. The second half of the song will make you feel as if you’re floating.
Bringing the funkiness once again is “Front Tooth” with some catchy chants and wild screams, on pitch of course. The end gives us a whirlwind of fragmented sounds, adding to the chaos of the album. Good chaos, of course.
Then comes “Grumpy Old Man”, a truly funny song. Wolf exceeds at having a good time with her music and not caring about other people’s opinions. She repeats her catchy chorus towards the end with a thick redneck accent, just for giggles.
“Buttermilk” is another favorite, showing us Wolf’s vocal capabilities and range. This one has more edge with a foot-stomping beat. Staying true to her style, she ends the song chanting the word “buttermilk” repeatedly.
“Sally” is probably the most unique in comparison to the rest of the album. It begins with a more acoustic sound until the track opens up. Definitely a song to blast on a drive!
Coming in hot is “Sexy Villain” where Wolf shows her mastery of grooves. For this smooth track we recommend you sit back, relax and vibe.
If you like “Sally” you will probably love “Buzz Me In”. This one is not as nonsensical as Wolf’s typical writing, centering more around romance. It’s the kind of song you want to bounce around your bedroom to.
Closing the album is “Street You Live On”. This one probably showcases Wolf’s vocals the best and is the most laid-back of the 13 songs. A true cherry on top!
Listen to Juno here.
Wolf showcased her artistry by giving us a euphoric playground full of noise and color. Her funky persona is flawlessly captured with each bop. We can’t imagine a more perfect way for her to introduce herself.
This album is ranked a 9/10!
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