Episode 137: Wolf Alice

“Don’t Delete the Kisses”

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Wolf Alice is a band from North London. Their second album, Visions of a Life, was released in September 2017. In this episode, singer Ellie Rowsell and drummer Joel Amey tell the story of how they made the song “Don’t Delete the Kisses.” The album was produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen, and coming up later, you’ll hear some of his thoughts, as well. The song went through a lot of versions. A home demo that Ellie made, another demo with the full band, plus studio versions they recorded in LA with Justin. There were a lot of ideas that were created and then scrapped. In this episode, they trace the path through those ideas, as well how the song was influenced by Father John Misty, PJ Harvey, and the film Frances Ha.

Buy or stream “Don’t Delete the Kisses” here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
“True Affection” – Father John Misty
Garageband
Miku Stomp – The “anime” guitar pedal
LinnDrum
“All & Everyone” – PJ Harvey