Crywolf Summons Ghosts On Somber New Single "Fawn"
Crywolf makes music that gets under your skin. The project of multi-instrumentalist and producer Justin Phillips, Crywolf has built a hefty discography of wildly one-of-a-kind songs falling somewhere between the quiet folk tones of indie and the neon power of electronica. Each song seems to defy genre and sound and feeling but they all have one thing in common: they gnaw at you, like they’re eating through your bones and spitting up dust.
In preparation of his upcoming album, widow [OBLIVIØN Pt. I], releasing next week, Crywolf has just dropped his new single “Fawn,” a mystifying song for the sorrowed. Opening with a tender acoustic strum before Justin’s clear voice resounds in the empty space, “Fawn” crawls in slow-motion. Ghostly harmonies float in the distance, echoes and shouts battling each other for attention while the guitar carries on. The vocals here are at their best, steady and versatile, shifting seamlessly from a climbing croon to a shiny falsetto — no easy feat when the warring vocal tones are practically back-to-back, but this is the kind of detail that Justin gets right again and again. Throughout “Fawn,” Crywolf doles out a stirring minimalist composition sent on the wings of a ghost.
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