November 3, 2010
Patrick Wolf: Time Of My Life
The new Patrick Wolf song has arrived with the first frost. It's the preview single from his album due out in... pause... MAY 2011. Why so long, I don't know... Anyway, for those who know his work well, until you hear it, you may not realize Time.. was on the seven-minute Battle preview a few years back. The actual final recording is very Patrick Wolfy. BIG sound, swooping strings, guitar, deep vox, wailing. The hand-claps are like icing.
If you're wondering, my favorite Patrick song is the first one I ever heard, The Libertine, and the accompanying LP, Wind In The Wires is my favorite Wolf album. The Magic Position was also stunning, but his last release, The Bachelor, despite some amazing stuff, suffered from bloat. Just too rich.
Listen now to the new single, but approach it knowing Patty's songs need high quality to be appreciated. If you are willing to log in to Youtube, you can hear a better quality version on Patrick's channel. The single is out on December 6, backed with a Leonard Cohen cover, Anthem.
I've written about Patrick since the early days of this blog in 2005. Click on the tag below for more.