Brooklyn's singer/songwriter/force of nature Wolkoff has teamed up with renowned NYC producer Atropolis to share their heavy new track "He's A Lizard" (SoundCloud). This single is for all you Valentine's Day resistors and all survivors of troubled love.
The two approached the song as a stylistic homage to the spirit of dancehall; with a syncopated 1/16th note rhythm that sets the stage for staccato horns and short stabby chords to accent the mesmerizing kick and bass.
At more intimate moments, Atropolis harnesses the production through dreamlike synths. A fan of using coins and smashing glass for claps in his drum kits, he accents the jam with shattering bottles which carries its own symbolic weight in the context of Wolkoff's uneasy lyrics and composition.
Wolkoff, the eponymous e-pop project from Brooklyn's own Joanie Wolkoff, is fresh off a prolific 2016, which saw the release of her critically acclaimed debut album Without Shame (SoundCloud + Spotify), along with the release of her second collaborative single "Me & Mine" (SoundCloud) with The Hood Internet, and the long-awaited second GEMOLOGY single, "Come Around" (SoundCloud). She's already hard at work on the follow-up to Without Shame, which will be out later this year. stay tuned!
This is Wolkoff's first collaboration with Atropolis, who adeptly balances trained expression in classical piano and jazz guitar in a transcendent blend of ethnomusicology. Having collaborated with international artists like Midival Punditz (India), Dom La Nena (Brazil), Madosini (South Africa), and co-producing a remix for grammy award winning artists Celia Cruzand Willie Colon, Atropolis is now joining forces with Wolkoff to bring you this chameleon-like track.