Rey Villalobos’ solo project House of Wolves is garnering a bit of attention. Perhaps that’s because the self-titled album just dropped on September 30th, the single “Firefly” getting him some praise on Gold Flake Paint. Quite the departure from his 2015 Daughter of the Sea LP, House of Wolves brings with it a new layer of pop that we had yet to see from this indie sound. We’ve got the premiere of his latest single “Oh You Little One” as an example for you here.
Slow guitar, white noise. When Villalobos’ voice hits the track, it is clear that it will be the steering instrument to “Oh You Little One” over the course of its slow crawl into our hearts. His range brings a unique feel to the song, as the vocals roll over the simple strings and percussion that lend themselves to the melancholy sound coming over the speakers.