words: Joe Emmett
We’ve all experienced that feeling at some point : It’s 6pm on a Wednesday, you’ve just got out of work, there’s five billion things going on that you want to be involved in but you’re exhausted from burning the candle at both ends. Sound familiar? Maybe it is just me, but there is something that rings extremely true about the topic of London four-piece Wolf Girl latest single ‘Toast for Dinner’ – the first track from the band’s second album Every Now and Then coming out on Everything Sucks on 17th October.
Lyrically the song is about social burnout, Healey’s repetition of the line “If I could split myself In two, I could do all the things I wanna do” striking a chord with anyone who has experienced similar situations. However there is definite lament on display, Wolf Girl’s knack of crafting the catchiest of pop songs make ‘Toast For Dinner’ feel almost cathartic. Indeed it’s hard not to do a little jig to the fuzzy, dual guitar lines that trade off at the start, and it’s even harder not to feel some joy in singing along with the opening refrain of “Toast for Dinner again”. Burnout is something we all go through from time to time, and knowing that somebody else somewhere is going through exactly the same thing, and has the strength to make something beautiful out of that, makes you feel a little less lonely. We all struggle, but it’s something we can collectively make better.