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Remi Wolf Announces Sophomore Album ‘Big Ideas,’ Drops New Single ‘Cinderella’

Remi Wolf has announced her sophomore album “Big Ideas,” and with it released its first single “Cinderella.”

The alt-pop artist is slated to drop her second full-length record on July 12 via Island Records. “Cinderella” is the first taste of her next era, replete with cheery horns and a light touch of funk. “‘Cinderella’ is a lyrical collage of the ups and downs and mood swings and transient lifestyle I was experiencing while writing this album,” she said in a statement. “Constant travel and rapid changes led me to feel such a rollercoaster of emotion—moving from feeling really insecure to feeling really good to feeling manic and depressed and then feeling OK again, while desperately craving a grounding figure to tell me I was doing a good job. So, this song was me stepping in as my own fairy godmother telling myself that I was in control.”

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Wolf recorded the song at New York City’s famed Electric Lady Studios at the start of 2023, intending to infuse a sense of 1970s nostalgia into a contemporary sound. She initially worked with frequent collaborator Solomonophonic, and then brought in horn players to “round out the sauce.” “I wanted to make something where you can’t help but dance and move and feel good while listening,” she explained.

“Big Ideas” will serve as the follow-up to her debut album “Juno,” which was released in Oct. 2021 and received the deluxe album treatment the following June. The California native had built buzz leading up to “Juno” with a trio of EPs, all released through Island. Wolf is currently slated to join Olivia Rodrigo on the international leg of her “Guts World Tour” starting on April 30 in Dublin.

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