Lakenmetershuis, Saturday Oct. 2, 15u15
His first musical steps, he did with Waldorf. He learned how to walk with The Van Jets, and he flies up and falls down with Elefant. Now, Wolf Vanwymeersch is going on a solotrip. After the first single “Not to”, he created “Friendly is Better”, a bittersweet song with an underlying message. The song shows glimpses of a headstrong and unique musician who opens up and reveals himself more than ever.
Vanwymeersch has been writing his own songs for his whole life, but since that damned lockdown, it felt like it was time to send them out into the world and play them live. The mini documentary by Anton Coene, who has been a good friend of Vanwymeersch for several years, was a fantastic treat alongside “Not To”. The film has become a beautiful and captivating portrait of a musician that refuses to wear a mask. It shows Vanwymeersch’s true colours.
Wolf, who has grown up with The Beatles and Cohen, rather thinks in moods than boxes. His melodies are catchy and the song structures reveal a wilful musical brain. “Friendly is Better” is therefore an honest quest of a musician searching for a clash between different sounds, such as: singer-songwriter music, electronica, striking personal lyrics and his recognizable warm baritone voice. The underlying message of his laster single is a simple one: a smile can be the key to peace of mind.
During live shows, Vanwymeersch is supported by two experienced musicians: Stijn Vanmarsenille (Maya's Moving Castle, Future Old People Are Wizards, Elefant) and Roeland Vandemoortele (Too Tangled).