Remi Wolf is back with another tune in the form of ‘Photo ID’. The track is out now via Virgin EMI/Island Records and accompanied by a video directed by Agusta Yr.” Listenhere/ watchhere
“Photo ID is me going OFF,” Remi shares.
The song is a slice of jittery funk-pop, combining a summery melody with lyrics that were inspired by a trip to the DMV to get a new drivers license which ended with her being locked out of her house with nothing but her agitated thoughts for company. The upbeat funkiness of the music disguises a song that is a culmination of chaotic thoughts.
“I produced ‘Photo ID’ with my friends John Carroll Kirby and Solomonophonic during a week that all I was listening to was Hall & Oates and Talking Heads” Remi says. “I was really inspired by Daryl Hall’s big melodies and the funky strangeness of David Byrne.” Remi also name checks Billy Joel and Erykah Badu within the first seconds of the record: “Billy and Badu, I’ll follow you into any room.”
The video, directed by Agusta Yr, is a real demonstration of Remi’s creativity and it was all created during quarantine.
“I love this video. Just a straight up dancing vibe. I included the mask because we made this video in quarantine and I felt the mask is kind of this universal thing at the moment” she explains. “We all now know that exact feeling of going outside with a mask. All the other versions of me are dancing indoors, which I thought was important because the reality of modern dance parties is that you gotta do that shit yourself! This video is all about letting go, escaping reality a bit, and getting your booty wiggling!”