‘This is the one’

The Wolfe rocks out during their single release party show at the Rock and Iron on Jan. 12. (Peter Lozinski/DailyHerald)

New single from Prince Albert’s the Wolfe indicative of direction of new EP

The Wolfe is hoping to build on the momentum they gained during a busy 2017.

The Prince Albert trio held a single release party to celebrate the official digital release of their newest single and music video, called Tip of My Tongue (ToMT). The song is off of their forthcoming second EP due out this spring.

The Wolfe, and their openers, Between Bridges and the Brownies, filled the Rock and Iron at the golf course Friday night for a loud rock show featuring a bunch of young, local talent.

While the single was officially released Friday, the Wolfe has been performing ToMT for some time.

“It’s been a crowd favourite for a while now,” said Gabrielle Giroux, the band’s lead guitarist and backup vocalist.

“We’ve been playing it for close to a year and people dig it. When we recorded this record, we didn’t think there was a more perfect song for a first single.”

The song has a heavier sound than Dumb Dog, the single that earned the group a top four finish in CBC’s national Searchlight competition last summer. It’s also more indicative of where the Wolfe is heading.

“It’s a good representation of where we’re going with this new record,” said drummer Tesa Thompson.

“It’s 110 per cent a Wolfe song, so we thought, ‘this is the one.’”

The song is about opening up and finding out who you are. However, it can also be interepreted as a song about a relationship. That’s the angle the music video takes. It depicts a couple getting to now each other on a date night in Saskatoon, as the band performs in an empty bowling alley.

The shoot lasted long into the morning — lead singer Siobhan Bayda said the band didn’t get home until 6 a.m. — and provided unique challenges for the musicians to perform on a slippery bowling alley surface. But the band is pleased with how it turned out.

“(The song) is a good representation of where we are in life right now,” Giroux said.

“We’re super excited about it.”

Siobhan Bayda of the Wolfe emphatically hits the last note of a song during a performance as a part of a single release party on Jan. 12, 2018 at the Rock and Iron. (Peter Lozinski/Daily Herald)

The song was written collaboratively. All of the Wolfe’s music is, Giroux said. The whole album has been written and recorded. Once it comes out in February, people will really get a sense of what the Wolfe is all about.

“This new record is definitely a better representation of who we are as a band,” Giroux said.

Since the summer, the Wolfe has been gaining more of a following outside of Saskatchewan. The hope is the new EP will help the Wolfe build that following into something more.

“It’s good to get out there and get different people in our crowd,” Thompson said.

“We definitely have a bigger following in Toronto now with the music industry,” Giroux added.

“We’re starting to get some traction in the US and west of Saskatchewan. We’ll hopefully be exploring those avenues this year.”

The music video for the new single can be found on Youtube. Their music can be found on Spotify, bandcamp, Amazon Music, Google Play, iTunes and at www.thewolfeband.com