New Music Friday: Wolves

Wolves, the very thing that makes people crawl under their covers during the full moon. Well, as we see in the music world, we have artists crowning themselves in their music as figurative werewolves such that they are powerful and strong, and not actually the giant furry creature. At least, not that we know of. Anyways, let’s talk about some real wolves, shall we? Get excited, because Teen Wolf: The Movie just came out and the new show, Wolf Pack has been released as well! Maybe you are craving a sense of some wolves that you know. If that’s the truth then this continuation of the Teen Wolf series will be sure to blow you out of the water with original stars like Dylan Sprayberry coming back to the mysterious town of Beacon Hills. Maybe you want a little sense of something new. Well, Wolf Pack will most likely have you inching toward the TV wondering how the main characters will stop the new supernatural creature spawned by a wildfire. With wolf season sneaking up behind us in every shape and form, this week we look at music that’s related to anything and everything about wolves. Whether it’s a creepy story warning you to stay away from the moon or just a catchy tune, let’s get into this week’s New Music Friday!

1. “Howl” by Florence + The Machine

The very sound that wolves make. In this case, it might just be the howl that the artist makes while lost in translation with love. Is it about relationships, or is it about the artist’s connection to the werewolves that she spawned into this song? You decide.

2. “Running With the Wolfs” by AURORO

You’d probably have to be pretty fast to be able to run with a wolf. Well, let’s just be happy AURORO isn’t running away from a wolf because that’s a race I think anybody would lose. In this case it’s deeper than wolves. Imagine the moon turning everybody into the mystical werewolf creature, allowing everyone to run away from the rules, and into nature.

3. “Wolves” by Selena Gomez and Marshmello

When the iconic Marshmello and Selena Gomez come together, you think it would be all positive. However, much like a werewolf’s struggle to not be caught by humans, Selena Gomez voices her struggle about having Lupus in this song. Did you know Lupus means wolf in Latin?

4. “She Wolf” by Shakira

I think we can all agree on how powerful a wolf really is. I bet Shakira knows about the power behind a wolf as her hit “She Wolf” is about women being able to feel empowered and express themselves. I’m just glad there wasn’t an actual wolf in the closet because that sure sounds dangerous.

5. “Hungry Like the Wolf” by Duran Duran

We’ve all heard of Little Red Riding Hood, haven’t we? Just imagine a song about that story. No need to imagine because one of Duran Duran’s biggest hits is about that! With “Hungry Like The Wolf”, it can bring every person back to their young childhood.

6. “Wolves” by Big Sean and Post Malone

Fun fact, when male and female wolves mate, they stay together forever, just like the fairytales we use to read as kids. Just like them, Big Sean recalls how his family stuck together through it all as a kid, just like a pack of wolves.

7. “A Wolf at the Door” by Radiohead

I do not think anyone except for Radiohead would want a wolf at their door. In this case, who really knows if there is even a wolf at the door? Maybe it’s a metaphor for a lover, and maybe it is a metaphor for the singer’s life. All I know is this is one deeply written tune.

8. “Fresh Blood” by Eels

“I need fresh blood”. The story of a werewolf getting frustrated with desire is depicted in this song. When thinking about a werewolf, they only do a few things, and one of them is always getting some new fresh blood!

9. “The Wolf” by Fever Ray

Who knew that a singer could mimic a wolf’s howl so effortlessly? For a moment, you would think the lead singer of Fever Ray was a wolf herself! Nevertheless, it appears that the band’s influence from mythical creatures and the supernatural comes into sight in this song.

10. “Wolf” by Miguel

I never thought I would be putting the words “wolf” and “sex” into the same sentence but here I am. Also, here Miguel is describing his sexual desires as that of the transformation process of a werewolf. I have to say, I love the uniqueness!

11. “Wolves” by One Direction

Much like how wolves are persistent in stalking their prey, One Direction doesn’t fail to expand on “getting it on” with some good-looking females in the club. Just like a pack of wolves that is, they are ferocious.

12. “Dancing With a Wolf” by All Time Low

A lot of you probably didn’t see this one coming. Eh, maybe you did. Dancing is supposed to be something nice but with a wolf, it might get a little interesting. Anyways, let’s raise a big middle finger to anyone who has tried to do the band, All Time Low, wrong because that’s exactly what they exclaim in this one.

13. “Wolves of Winter” by Biffy Clyro

Is there really even a specific season where wolves are most prominent? Maybe it is the summer, maybe it is the spring. For the sake of this one, let’s talk about the Wolves of Winter!

14. “I Was a Teenage Werewolf” by The Cramps.

Why is it that every werewolf story must include a teen? It’s as if an adult werewolf doesn’t even exist. No need to get into the logistics of what makes a werewolf a werewolf because it is clear through this one that the teenage werewolf is the crème of the crop.

15. “Wolf” by First Aid Kit

Unleash the beast! I’m sure we have all heard that term once or twice in our life. It seems that First Aid Kit took that statement to a new level exclaiming that we all have that inner animal inside us. It just takes some breaking down to unleash that final howl!

16. “Raised by the Wolves” by U2

Are we sure that Big Sean didn’t talk to the band U2 about creating a song about wolves, because it seems like they were both raised by the wolves? In this case, U2 does not relate to the wolfpack bonding of the animal species but the harsh violence that comes along with it. Like a wolf, his childhood was filled with a violent and harsh side as highlighted in this song.

17. “Howlin’ for You” by The Black-Eyed Peas

The significance behind a howl is not what you think. It has nothing to do with the moon but is a social rally call for wolves. Just like a wolf, this song dictates howlin’ for a girl. Bring her over because it’s time to rally from the howl.

18. “Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

I’ll be the first one to tell you to not go out during the full moon. CCR will be the second to tell you the same thing. As they say, don’t go out tonight. It might just cause trouble.

19. “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” by Passenger

The story of the boy who cried wolf is a relatable one. If you don’t tell the truth often, people will start to not believe you. With this song comes a heartfelt story, a catchy chorus, and soothing vocals of “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”.

20. “House of Wolves” by My Chemical Romance

And with the grand final of wolf songs, we have another song with the name wolf in it, “House of Wolves”! By now, I’m sure you would know how fierce a house of wolves would be. What better way to end New Music Friday than with the fierce house of wolves themselves, My Chemical Romance!