Gen Z pop sensation Remi Wolf has released two new songs and accompanying visuals, “Guerilla” and “Sexy Villain,” from her upcoming debut album Juno. These follow the record’s first two singles, “Liquor Store” and “Quiet on Set,” which came out in August, as well as the non-album single “Liz;” Remi Wolf also released her third EP We Love Dogs! Earlier this year.
The Los Angeles singer and songwriter first found success in indie-pop circles in 2019 when she released her first EP You’re A Dog!, before building on that success with further releases. She has cultivated a distinctly 21st-century following and broken through to mainstream success, collaborating with the likes of Beck and Nile Rodgers.
Remi Wolf’s two new songs continue her trademark combination of sounds blending bouncy hip-hop with groovy alt-pop. “Guerilla” starts out with a groovy electronic beat and melodic rapping, breaking down into a mellow pre-chorus that explodes into a guitar-driven chorus that offers multiple hooks without a single word. The back end adds in a second mini track with jazzy vocal chords, record scratching, and honking saxophone before the “Guerilla” chorus quite literally comes crashing through.
“Sexy Villian” rides a fat bassline that blends with drum machine and synthesizers to create head-nodding psych-funk. Wolf switches effortlessly between singing and rapping, delivering sing-along hooks with half-joking rap punchlines. The song also includes a great guitar solo that offers a melody without overtaking the song.
Both tracks are accompanied by visuals that echo Wolf’s distinctly Gen Z visual style. “Guerilla” blends overwhelming whirls of bright colors with a late 90’s grainy camera aesthetic. “Sexy Villian” imitates an old-school music video, with characters dancing in front of green screen backgrounds interspersed with lip-sync footage.
Remi Wolf will go on a short tour in the US to support Juno, playing one stop each in Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Brooklyn at the end of September and in early October. The final three of the four dates all sold out within three hours. The Oakland date has since sold out as well.