German based band wolf prayer release their debut album, ‘Echoes of the Second Sun’ this coming Friday, July 5th.
From the sound of ‘Desert,’ the recently released ‘sampler’ track from the album, one could be forgiven for describing the band as being of ‘stoner’ persuasion. But wolf prayer won’t commit to this tagging, although not completely denying it either. The album, I’m assured, contains some surprising tracks. I’m intrigued.
For now though, I’m happy to have ‘Desert‘ on repeat-play. It has a really expansive feel to it, incorporating as it does, elements of stoner (yes) psychedelia, space rock and heavy blues.
“Our second single ‘Desert’ reflects the feeling of being alone and wandering through an empty desert with no specific destination in mind.” the band explains. “Friends and family members would like to help you, to find back onto the “right path”, but you keep asking yourself: “Is this really the right path for me?” Everybody can identify itself with this situation or mindset at some point in life: the feeling of being the only one getting beaten down, to lose your grip. But in the end you are not the only one experiencing this, and you are never totally alone.”
That, my friends, is a quick five and half minutes!
(The album ‘Echoes of the Second Sun,‘ is released on 5th July 2019, via Barhill Records.)