Saturday 2 July 2022
Frazzled technicolour energy put into funky soul pop from this vibrant new talent

Have you noticed how pop music somehow sounds quieter after the pandemic? Many artists turn inwards with more reflective material.

Not the case with Remi Wolf, we can ensure you. In a matter of no time, she’s become one of pop’s biggest partiers.

Her whimsical funky soul-pop is an explosion of colours, and it calls for a hot summer sun and lots of dancing.

The 25-year-old Californian has a knack for making maximalist pop music full of hooks, grooves and cartoonish ad libs as she sings about mania, burnout and breakups. Deep stuff that sounds so light and jumpingly wonderfully at the same time.

It’s no wonder that she seems to exist outside the ecosystem of pop. She has dedicated an entire song to the Red Hot Chili Peppers and incorporates the sound effects of a Spongebob Squarepants episode: dolphin squeals, broken glass, police sirens. Because… why not?

Her 2021 debut album Juno has been celebrated all over (just look here), and it’s easy to imagine how all of this translates to a live stage. Her live performance have been called “power-packed” and “cathartic”. So don’t miss out on this colourful artist when she takes the stage at Roskilde Festival.