Anna Wolf, Believer Review
Anna Wolf is a London-based vocalist that was born in Pretoria, South Africa to a nurturing mother and a troubled father. Wolf’s childhood was often a nomadic existence with her father’s demons forcing the family to leave town at a moment’s notice. “Believer” is the first single from Wolf’s up-coming debut release. She wrote “Believer” as a way of breaking the silence of domestic violence. She delves into her own turbulent early life, supplicant of her refusal to become the victim of her circumstance. In London, Wolf took her guitar to the bathtub and recorded herself performing a song on her cell-phone by stomping her feet against the tub. She sent the demo to producer and remixer Pete Boxta Martin, (Missy Elliot, Jessie J, Sugababes) who offered her an artist development deal on the spot and summoned her to the iconic Matrix Recording Studios (Adele, Lana Del Rey). As a result, “Believer” was recorded and is now being released as well as two more tracks that will be released as part of her debut EP in the coming months. Wolf is a powerful vocalist with creative song ideas and a knack for building a songs nuance. That’s the short of it!
A nice mix of acoustic and electric instruments support Wolf’s vocals. Her vocal style is full of charm and she has a nice grit to her deep warm voice. She possesses a wide vocal range and uses it to good effect.