Crywolf Reveals New Single “Your Joy Is Your Sorrow Unmasked”
On November 1st, Crywolf returns with “your joy is your sorrow unmasked,” his first original single since his early 2019 album, widow [OBLIVION pt. 1]. Crywolf constantly challenges the expectation that an artist must fit into a singular genre. Diverging from his known electronic-tinged landscapes, he boldly steps into new territory on his new single, employing an acoustic-approach that drips with emotional resonance.
“your joy is your sorrow unmasked” rises from the ashes of heartbreak, intertwining lilting vocals and melancholy instrumentation in order to create a delicate yet powerful listen. “I wrote this song the first time I tried to imagine her and couldn’t quite picture her face,” Crywolf writes of his past lover who inspired the track. “It felt like a sort of second of death for the relationship; a sign that I had truly grown into a completely different form, one that had never touched her skin. She had become a stranger to me.”
Crywolf is the project of producer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Justin Taylor Phillips. He released his 16-track album widow [OBLIVIØN Pt. I] earlier this year, which he followed with a US tour and remix album. Currently residing in Bali, Crywolf is creating [OBLIVIØN Pt. 2], set for release in 2020. In keeping with the stripped-back nature of the new single, Crywolf has also announced Crywolf Unplugged, an intimate night of acoustic music at Los Angeles’ Moroccan Lounge on January 16th. Tickets are available here.