ALREADY shaping up to be one of the albums of the year, Wolf Alice unveiled the second track to be taken from their highly anticipated sophomore record Visions Of A Life last month.
A band who have balked in the face of expectation since the very beginning of their career, their comeback single ‘Yuk Foo’ saw the four-piece return in the most incendiary and uncompromising fashion. However, those expecting a similarly thunderous follow-up were left surprised by their latest offering as it couldn’t have been more different.
A mesmerising departure from what came before it, ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’ perhaps the band’s most synth-heavy tune to date. Recalling ‘The Wonderwhy’ from their glorious debut album My Love Is Cool, Ellie Rowsell speaks the lyrics as if delivering a beautifully written poem; all while wrestling with the nagging self-doubt that comes with love and lust in the modern world.
With her echoing vocals at their most entrancing, a dreamy combination of crisp percussion, swirling guitar parts and shimmering synths come together to create one of the band’s most beautifully crafted tracks to date.
From the seething punk rage of ‘Yuk Foo’ to the starry-eyed shoegaze of ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’, Wolf Alice have shown that there is no end to their creative potential. On their debut album, the four-piece displayed many sides to their abilities; and it seems that we can expect more of the same from the four-piece.
The track has now been accompanied by a touching new video which charts a relationship through highs and lows across several train journeys.
As they continue to push boundaries and explore new sonic territories, it’s safe to say that Wolf Alice are fast becoming one of the most exciting bands in the UK. Visions Of A Life arrives on 29th September and is available to pre-order now. The band return to Glasgow to play two shows at the Barrowlands on 11th and 12th November, the first of which is sold out.
Check out the new video below.