Patrick Wolf Unveils 'Lupercalia' Track Listing
With the release of Patrick Wolf's new single "The City" only one week away, now seems like as good a time as any to unveil the track listing for his new album, Lupercalia.
Time Of My LIfe
Lupercalia, due May 31st on Hideout Recordings/Mercury Records, will be Wolf's first foray into major label territory. Not only did Wolf write and produce the entire album but he also plays a variety of instruments on the disc, including Viola, Piano, Appalachian Dulcimer, Epiphone Guitar, Baritone Ukulele, Moog Opus 3 and Timpani. Wow! Quite impressive. Preceding the album release in May, Wolf is set to release "The City" on March 14th. The hook-driven single, which really showcases Wolf's unique vocal style, has been building great support at British radio and is looking to be a big hit for the talented singer/songwriter from South London. Chart success isn't something that's come easily for Wolf, but that honestly doesn't seem to be a factor in doing what it is that he does. For Wolf, it's all about the music and all about the performance.
The Magic Position, Wolf's best selling album to date peaked at #46 on the UK Albums Chart and at #42 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart back in 2007 with the album was originally released. Wolf's follow up, The Bachelor managed to peak at #49, just three spots down from The Magic Position. Wolf's most successful single to date is 2005's "The Libertine," taken from Wolf's sophomore album Wind In The Fires, peaked at #67 on the UK Singles Chart. The title track from Wolf's third album, The Magic Position peaked at #69 in 2007.
Let's hope that with a little help from a major label Wolf can jack up his mainstream cred with the release of "The City" and the subsequent release of Lupercalia. While cult status isn't something to scoff at, major nationwide radio play and CD sales couldn't hurt the 27-year old singer/songwriter. Wolf has worked with a diverse range of artists, everyone from Florence Welch and Marianne Faithfull, to Tilda Swinton and Nan Golden. Most recently, the legendary Patti Smith invited Wolf to join her band for a few performances, including one celebrating the life of controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. More recently, Wolf joined Smith on stage for a short series of dates in the UK. Quite the honor! "The City" is the second single taken from Lupercalia, the first of which, "Time Of My Life," was released late last year. While there's no word yet on whether Wolf will release his new album in America, U.S. fans can relive all of the classics on iTunes by clicking HERE. UK fans can pre-order the new album HERE. Just for good measure, check out the video for "The City" below.