Hannah Wolffs new Super Collider EP rises and dances from the ashes of an identity crisis, spreading optimism with catchy hooks and high-energy vocals.
Released last week, Super Collider mixes new wave and modern rock into a lively concoction guided by Wolffs dynamic soprano voice. Such genre fusion celebrates the nostalgia-driven music of the moment, and Wolffs EP culminates in a universally appealing listening experience.
Wolff recently spoke with Oklahoma Gazette about her new music, nostalgia and dancing through lifes curveballs.
Wolff celebrates her EP release with a Friday show at Blue Note Lounge, 2408 N. Robinson Ave.
Ive really been able to drop my ego with this album and find new reasons to make music, Wolff said. Now I want live audiences to basically do the same and just interact with each other and the music above anything else.
She said shes looking forward to debuting Super Collider live at Fridays event.
This EP reflects a new skin and shows my roots, Wolff said. After I left a marriage several years ago, I had no idea who I was and didnt feel the same way about my music anymore. I had to figure out why I wanted to keep [creating music], and the different genres in the EP show three years of finding myself again.
Super Collider ebbs and flows between pure pop and moody rock, which Wolff said mirrors her personal identity reformulation.
I started a new chapter in my life and wanted my music to reflect that, Wolff said. That shows on this record. Im getting back to the basics with my influences.
Synths and guitars take equal priority on Wolffs EP. Picture Madonna, Robyn and Haims offspring: Shes a die-hard New Order fan with a penchant for roller-skating.
The songs are ordered chronologically to when they were written, Wolff said. So the EP starts darker and moves to a lighter, more upbeat place.
Surrender leads with dramatic hair-metal evocations, while Best Thing rides shimmering drum machine beats and pop synths. Wolff said she wants to unify listeners with relatable lyrics and contagious beats.
Super Collider articulates first loves and heartbreaks in ways that vibrate assurance.
My goal for my music is to create meaningful experiences for audiences that place them in the present, she said.
Wolff started her music career as a singer and guitarist.
I started singing at age 7, then picked up the guitar at 15, so Ive been supporting myself with my own music for most of my life, Wolff said.
She also has a habit of taking leadership roles in her projects.
And she has certainly learned from the best. Seasoned in her interactions with a variety of audiences, Wolff has opened for major acts like The Donnas and Shiny Toy Guns.
Ive been in several different bands for the past 10 years, and for each project, Ive always fronted the band, Wolff said.
She is also scheduled to perform Oct. 4 at Red Brick Bar, 311 E. Main St., in Norman with The Monolithic and opens for The Struts during an Oct. 5 tour stop at Diamond Ballroom, 8001 S. Eastern Ave.
Learn more at facebook.com/hannahwolffmusic.
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