SINGLE REVIEW: Sarah Wolfe feat. The Flowers – 100 Times

Sarah Wolfe honestly captured all over our isolation feelings with her #DIYSupergroup’ Unearthed Competition entry, ‘uso horny, iso lonely’, which was a poignantly titled collaboration with partner, Xavier Dunn. 

This came just weeks after they both dropped a surprise cover of Tiffany’s ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’ which gave the ultimate 80’s pop song a dreamy and surprise makeover. It was a great contrasting reflection to her dark-pop debut singles ‘Devil U Know’ and ‘U Think This Is A Game?’ which introduced the Sydney singer-songwriter as an exciting pop newcomer. 

Teaming up with triple j newcomers The Flowers for her new single ‘100 Times’, Wolfe shows yet another side to her sonical evolution through this experimentally charged track. 

Powered through a sense of nostalgia, the production shifts quite rapidly (and excitingly) through what begins as a raw first verse. Backed with just an acoustic guitar, it invokes an intense pop feeling similar to the opening moments of a classic Regina Spektor song, before melting into these smooth folk inspired melodies, and then shifting again into this pulsating Sigrid inspired guitar riff. It sounds like it could be a lot, but it works so seamlessly and cohesively. 

The playful sonical foundations represent the romanticised storyline of having feelings for someone and just wanting to do right by them, no matter how they may treat you. And ooft, that is a huge mood. 

“I’d love you right, mhmm, you can have it any way that you like. You said goodbye, aha, said you’d call at least 100 times” Sarah Wolfe and The Flowers lead vocalist Aggy O’Dwyer sing during the hypnotising hook. 

Beautifully harmonising their vocals together, there is such a distinct exploration in their vocal delivery alone before adding the layering of the DIY production on top. 

‘100 Times’ is another strong offering from Sarah Wolfe and yet again proves that Australia truly has some of the most exciting pop newcomers on the rise. 

100 Times

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