Swedish rock trio Wolver presents us with “101”, the second single building up to their debut album. The energetic banger portrays satirical meta-commentary on being a rock band and following your dreams in this day and age, with memorable riffs in a style reminiscent of The Black Keys and certain production hints of Muse.
Watch the video, which premiered on V.13 and was picked up by Kerrang! Radio, here:
With unapologetic lyrics and a determinate steady beat, the song encourages audiences to keep on fighting for their aspirations: "This might be a cliché, but you haven't failed until you give up", the band explains. "We have always believed, and won't stop believing in our dream”, they continue. “In a way, we've already succeeded."
Wolver’s truly genuine motivation to keep making theatrical rock in this era is accompanied by their love of conceptual narrative. “101” is a sneak-peek into the band’s literary universe, which unfolds through several episodes gathered in their debut album entitled “Act I: It Starts With a Bow” which was release on October 2nd.
The transmedial universe of “Act I” is illustrated by Daniel Nagy. Wolver’s visual concept transcends cover artworks: A series of short social media episodes have been published since the release of their previous single in March. A music video and the saga’s second chapter are also in the making.
Wolver is composed of a peculiar trio: The Protagonist (lead vocals and guitar), The Brawler (drums), and The Charmer (guitar). An enigmatic gentleman with a particular fascination for sound alchemy, The Protagonist summons the horsepower of two performers by splitting his guitar signal into both bass and guitar amps.