Emily Wolfe: “Swoon”

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Emily Wolfe: “Swoon”

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014

Emily Wolfe’s musical story began at 10. That’s not just when the Austin native began singing–she also picked up drums, guitar, piano, and more. Now at 23, the multi-instrumentalist has made a name for herself as one of the rising talents in the local scene. She’s also proved that she isn’t afraid of growth and change.

Wolfe’s 2012 debut, Director’s Notes, was a sparse, largely-acoustic record, but the follow-ups have been anything but. Working with Spoon’s longtime producer Mike McCarthy, Wolfe’s pair of 2013 EPs amped up the sound, adding a full band to Wolfe’s strong songwriting. She sounds just as adept with the volume turned up, highlighting the sing-along tendencies of her songs. On her new single “Swoon,” Wolfe once again teams up with McCarthy, and the results are fantastic. Over fuzz guitar and a T. Rex-worthy backbeat, Wolfe delivers her best performance yet. As she recently told MTV, she set out “to write a really sexy song,” and “Swoon” succeeds wildly. Catch Wolfe in KUTX’s Studio 1A Thursday at 2pm and later that night at Lambert’s, and be on the lookout for her hotly-tipped SXSW shows in a few weeks.