The New York-native has racked up millions of listeners through her "feel good" songs and emotionally universal lyricism.
If we are certain about anything is that there are not many artists out there like Wolftyla.
She's proven release after release that she's a force to be reckoned with, both as an artist and a revolutionary creative. From her songwriting process to curating the artwork displayed on her albums and singles, she's a creative genius to the core. To listen to her music is to experience her vision firsthand. Beyond beats and lyrics, Wolftyla's sound resonates with the strength of a movement.
While her sound exudes traces of neo-soul and pop, she considers it to be ever-evolving, which speaks volumes about the type of talent she possesses as an artist. Aside from producing her own music, Wolftyla has also collaborated with major names in the industry, including Timbaland.
We got to chat with the New York-native about her songwriting process, the inspiration behind her music, and what she's most excited about in 2022.
We’ve got to say, Keep You Close is SO GOOD. From songwriting to recording in the studio, what was the creative process to bring this single to life?
I wrote Keep You Close out of a studio in Glendale and had the pleasure to work with one of my favorite producers, Big Banana, for production. The record was started after I finished Someone Like You — I wanted to create a record that just allowed my ego to be completely free and have fun with the songwriting. The production itself is chef’s kiss so I was really excited to take a stab at it and add my passive aggressive lyrics.
You’ve got such a unique sound. There’s a special connection between the music and the lyrics that is unique to Wolftyla. How would you define your sound?
I would define my sound as parallel to whatever version of myself I’m in at that moment. I’m constantly shedding off new layers, going through new experiences and new feelings so all that always has an impact on my sound but still true to myself and my experiences.
Your cover artwork for each single is LITERALLY a piece of art. Do you take creative direction in this process? And if so, how do you approach the artistic work of your projects?
Absolutely, being a part of the creative direction behind anything visually is very important to me — cover arts, music videos, anything. It’s like the cherry on top and it’s the most satisfying feeling to see the finished product come to a physical form when it was once just a mere idea. If it’s not me making a rough sketch and sending it over to an artist to polish up, then it’s weeks of me going back and forth with someone I trust to make sure digitally the final looks exactly how it did in my mind.
We know the creative journey of every artist is different. Where do you draw the most inspiration from? Are there artists or bands that have influenced you?
I draw the most inspiration from the people around me and my encounters — It could be a casual conversation or a meaningful moment that sparks an idea. I feel like everything and everyone I experience is for a particular reason whether that’s put in an art form or not. All the little bits and pieces of my experiences, how I felt when those things happened or how I romanticized it influence my work.
What are you most looking forward to in this new year? Are there any plans to tour or new exciting projects you can share a little about?
I’m looking forward to sharing my second EP with those who hear and see me. I hope that whoever needs the EP, it finds them. From start to finish with this second project, I’ve allowed myself to be vulnerable and stay open hearted — it’s hard for me to do that in real life, let alone broadcast and share my pain with the world … so it’s a big, spooky step for me but I’m trusting myself enough to know the EP will land in a lot of warm hands and I’m excited to let these feelings go.
Photo by 36NEEX | Hair by Wolftyla | Styling by Keyan Miao | Makeup by Charisma Renee Harville