Wulfe’s ‘The Night’ is plucked straight from your Nintendo dreams
Everything around you is pixelated. Everything is angular, everything is in block colours. As you bounce your way through this dreamscape, synths blast everywhere but you can’t seem to find the source. There are small, unrecognisable creatures waddling towards you but they’re not worth worrying about. As you look up to the sky, you can see four-pointed stars twinkling in the distance against a stunning pink sunset burns brightly. Upon closer inspection, there’s a whole spectrum of colours waltzing upon the horizon. This place feels comfortable yet completely foreign. It’s of your past and of your future. That is the magic of WULFE‘s ‘The Night.’
While the song is devoid of any damsels in distress or plumbers plunging down pipes, ‘The Night’ is packed to the brim in nostalgic wonder that’ll take you back to 20 years ago. With delicate synths and a bassline that thumps just the right amount, Perth-based artist Wulfe has injected an overwhelming sense of wonder and fantasy in this five-minute marvel.
The dark, distorted voice that breathes, “All through the night,” over the magnetising guitar strums sounds more like an unseen guiding force than anything ominous. As the dream lingers on, Wulfe layers synth after synth until you begin to float. The song washes euphoria and lets it bleed into your soul. You feel completely weightless as the percussion intensifies in the last, fleeting seconds of ‘The Night’ before abruptly halting and awaking you from this dream you wish could go on forever.
It’s not often that an artist creates a song that is so jam-packed with subtle progressions that you wish it would never end just to see how far they can take it. Yet, Wulfe has managed just that with ‘The Night’ and frankly we’d be happy if we never saw daylight again.
Words by JACKSON LANGFORD