Folk Singer-Songwriter/Producer Ira Wolf Announces New LP ‘Rock Bottom’ out 10/13; Shares “This House”
August 4, 2023 BY Jason Currell
Today Ira Wolf, the Montana-born, Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and producer has unveiled the details of her emotionally charged upcoming album Rock Bottom out October 13 via Nettwerk. To celebrate the announcement, Ira has shared the vulnerable and cathartic single, “This House.” Hinging against softly strummed chords, Ira barely holds back the tears as her guitar wails, she paints a painful picture of love, loss, and life after, “Please take the ring before you pack. I know you said that you don’t want it back, but I can’t stand to find it years from now in a box in the attic of this house.” “This House” is available on social platforms here.
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Life prepares us for the future. We absorb the bumps in the road, learn from them, and overcome them a little wiser the next time around. Ira Wolf processes life’s ups and downs and alchemizes them into fascinating folk with alternative experimentation and unassuming pop appeal on Rock Bottom. Much like how she travels the world in her trusty van, her music sonically echoes a sense of nomadic freedom, while it lyrically channels the intimacy of her own little world in this new body of work.
Rock Bottom details love, loss, and heartbreak at its fullest power while conveying comfort, vulnerability, adventure, and authentic connections. This collection of songs earmark Ira’s journey to the other side. Rock Bottom was initially teased with the emotionally biting “Find Less,” the airy, dreamy, and electric “The Boat” featuring swooning vocals, and the title track, “Rock Bottom.” The songs came to be through a collaborative process with Ira’s close friend and producer, Kevin Harper. By reaching Rock Bottom, Ira emerges stronger than ever and makes her brightest statement.
“I put a lot of time into returning to who I was before the relationship, but I’ve had to accept that’s just not who I’ll ever be again,” shares Ira. “I’ve learned a lot of lessons. A lot has changed in the world. Going back to this simpler version of myself isn’t a reality. I’m craving community and finding my home. I want to remain undefined right now and explore new spaces and ways of thinking about the world. I’m allowing myself to grow into whatever comes my way.”