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#MusicExchange: Anna Wolf releases EP "Romance Was Born"

Anna Wolf is ready to claim her space as a complex, compelling, globally relevant artist with her new EP release, "Romance Was Born".
The five-track release eludes easy classification, with the South African-born, London-based artist moving with conviction through music that is dramatic and orchestral (“Dreaming Again”), hushed and textured (“Can I Get High on You?”), visceral and kinetic (“Heaven Breathes Out”) and other-worldly and rhythmic (“Vegas”). 

Available on all streaming platforms, “Romance Was Born” includes the first single, “Gong”, which was released earlier in 2021. 

Together with its accompanying video, the song earned critical acclaim for its moody, dark and unforgettable sound and visuals.

Indeed, it’s this combination of her singular music with different elements of artistic expression that ensures Wolf stands out; that enables her to inhabit the worlds of both conceptual art and pop, with her songs ready to transport listeners, fill the dancefloor and climb the charts.

“In so many ways my creativity starts from a visual impulse that then starts fluttering through the music,” says Wolf. “The songs on the EP contain imagery and stories that surfaced within me and found expression in, first my demos, and then with Matthew (Fink) who is truly like a wizard in the studio.”

Already the songs on “Romance Was Born” have been earmarked for inclusion in a feature film – which will simultaneously see Wolf taking on her first significant acting role.

I caught up with Wolf last week. 

Photo by Paul Harries - Image: Supplied
Photo by Paul Harries - Image: Supplied

BizcommunityThe new decade means: 

New life.

BizcommunityFame is about:

Fulfilling a void.

BizcommunityRetirement will happen when: 

I’m dead.

BizcommunityI don't do: 

Bad coffee.

BizcommunityMy music is about: 

Freedom, expression, question. 

BizcommunityWhere do you go for inspiration to create?

My room, bathtub or studio. 

BizcommunityWhat is the most enjoyable aspect of your work?

The freedom to express and see my music change lives. 

BizcommunityThe song you must do in every show?


BizcommunityAny funny moments on stage: 

Forgetting lyrics. 

BizcommunityMy style icon:  

Johnny Cash. 

BizcommunityWhich living person do you admire most and why?

My Mom and my Grandmother, cause both of them are fighting Covid and are surviving.

BizcommunityWhat is your most treasured possession?

My family.

BizcommunityIt’s your round, what are you drinking?

Whisky. Neat. Any Japanese brand.

BizcommunityWhat makes you stand out?

I don't.

BizcommunityIf you were not a musician, what would you do?

Be a wolf. 

BizcommunityWho would play you in a Hollywood blockbuster and why?

Juliette Lewis, she is sublime.  

BizcommunityPick five words to describe yourself: 

Kind, loving, listener, teacher, human. 

BizcommunityFive favourite SA albums?

Nakhane – You Will Not Die
Shadowclub – Guns and Money
Prime Circle – If You Don't You Never Will
Zebra and Giraffe – The Best Farryl Purkiss – Home

BizcommunityWho do you love?

My husband. 

BizcommunityWhat is your favourite word?


BizcommunityGive us some real proper slang and what it means: 

That track is so "bop". Which means, cool. 

BizcommunityTop of your bucket list: 

Living in the now.

BizcommunityWhat do you complain about most often?

That the gym is too far to walk to from our house.

BizcommunityThe best life lesson you have been taught: 

Never put your trust in man.

BizcommunityWhere would you like to be right now?

Here, talking with you.

BizcommunityDo you do charity work and, if you do, what do you do?

Lucky Lucy Foundation. Give them a donation or talk about their great work on my social media pages.

BizcommunityWishes and dreams: 

To continue living in the now.

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About Martin Myers

Co-owner at Triple M Entertainment, founder Music Exchange, manager Sipho Hotstix Mabuse

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