In Remi Wolf’s euphoric new single and music video “Liquor Store”, themes of addiction and relationship insecurities are intertwined between funky bass lines and chaotic melodies. Though the new single mimics a carefree attitude through a sound similar to early-2000’s pop, Wolf dives deep into complex feelings that create an air of vulnerability.
The 25-year-old California native states that “Liquor Store’ feels like I am shedding a skin.” With rhythm that seems almost as natural as breathing, Remi Wolf creates eccentric, soulful, and revitalizing verses that reflect a metaphoric shedding of skin. When juxtaposed with the fast-paced, neon instrumentals, lines about addiction and insecurity are reclaimed by the young musician.
“Liquor store, ’cause I want morе, carnivore / Eating my heart out, liquor store”
Remi Wolf’s dedication to her words is unavoidable with eager flows that go from verse to verse. Though the musician discusses areas of past pain and addiction, she is able to paint over turmoil with lively instrumentals and a new found agency. However, Wolf makes sure to note how even healed addictions can still show up in different areas of life.
“You can go if you want to / But you know my mind will be walking a tight rope”
Despite feelings of power over her past addictions, Remi Wolf describes how insecurities in relationship make her feel as if she is “walking a tight rope.” While still holding the energy of 2000’s neon pop-funk, the California native acknowledges that even past battles with addiction can show back up in different ways.
With Remi Wolf’s unapologetic rhythm, sound, and instrumentals, “Liquor Store” gives the best of both worlds. While still covering important topics, the young musician encourages her listeners to both reclaim their past and know how to have a good time.
Whether you’re looking for an electric beat to sing to in the shower or an introspective reflection around the different meanings of addiction, this pop-funk energy is bound to satisfy the soul. Follow the iconic new artist Remi Wolf as she appears at Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, and Austin City Limits, and releases her debut album later this year.