For anyone living in the Denver area, and likely even outside of it, you’ve probably heard the name Black Wolf Sound. He’s an immaculate soul, with a beautiful mind filled with sound, passion, and compassion. He’s without a doubt a staple in the community out here in the good ol’ Rocky Mountains and makes sure to let others know how loved they are. This talented musician is incredibly versatile as well, blending his own vocals and other instrumental abilities into his releases. He recently returned from Panama, where he brought the good vibes and Black Wolf Sound energy.

Whether he’s spreading good vibes through his sound, or through his words, Black Wolf Sound is making an impact, and he’s definitely an artist you should have on your radar. Over the last six weeks, he’s been releasing one track of his latest EP, Uproot, in order of how it’s spelled. “UrSelf” started the journey off with a funky, groovy, bass-filled party of acceptance and self-love. Reminding us to release the pressure the world, and ourselves, tend to put on one another and our own selves. Life is short and simply put, we need to live free from the chains of expectations and let the weight we carry be released into the universe.

Next up on Uproot is “Pretend,”  a reflection of the healing Black Wolf Sound went through in his past in order for him to have a fulfilling and fruitful future. This is something I know we can all relate to, while the past may hurt it doesn’t have to define us, we all deserve a life that makes us feel warm like the sun. Not only is the meaning behind it incredibly touching and relatable, but the track itself is an absolute banger. It’s like finally letting go of that painful grip we have on our past and finally releasing it. Here’s what he had to say about the new EP:

These tracks are the sound of my evolution and exploration into myself. I hope that they can provide similar release and healing for you, as it did for me while I created them
I feel this project is very fitting for what we are all going through lately. There is a lot of shadows being brought to the surface as we find some new paths in the scene and the world. Sometimes we need to remove ourselves and find some new soil for our roots.
Vulnerability is truly the most powerful thing you can do for yourself. The best part of being vulnerable is it not only helps you but the people around you as well. I do my best to be as vulnerable as I can with my writing and production. I hope you feel it. – Black Wolf Sound
“Running,”  tells the story of life and how it isn’t always fair. Sometimes we want to just leave it all behind and run away. But surrounding yourself with things you love, like music and friends, can be that light you need to keep on pushing. Black Wolf Sound’s raw vocals really hit home in this one, especially when intertwined with the hypnotic instruments and other elements of the track. While it had dark layers to it, it also had moments where you felt light peeking through, like the sun forcing its way through the clouds after a brooding storm.
As soon as “Old Me” started, I felt chills running up and down my spine. The piano and trumpet filled my ears and I knew this one was going to truly touch my soul. We all have a past and a story, but we also all grow into new and different people. Accepting who we once were but knowing it doesn’t have to define us is all part of healing and becoming our true selves. Close your eyes while listening to this and let the bass-infused melodies allow you to reflect and be proud of how far you’ve come.
My favorite track off the EP “Obsession” is a salute to everyone whose heart has been broken but the choice we make to persevere forward and still choose love, even after it breaks us. Not going to lie, I got a little teary-eyed when I heard it. It felt like a long, tight embrace while being wrapped up in his warm vocals and sweet, syncopated grooves.
Last, but certainly not least, our journey comes to a close with “Together.”  This was the perfect way to wrap up the soul healing, searching, and baring creation that was Uproot. Immediately when it begins you feel the sun kiss down on your soul and fill you up with a feeling of finally finding everything, and everyone, that you’ve been searching for. It’s bouncy, fun, and a breath of fresh air that’ll keep you moving and grooving from beginning to end. It’s an evocative reminder that together, we are stronger, and together, we can all make a difference. You’re never alone.
There is always beauty to be found, even in the darkest and hardest of times, because knowing at the end we will make it out okay. Uproot showed off so many different artistic sides of Black Wolf Sound, all while baring his soul and letting all of us know it’s okay to be who we are, the past is the past, and there’s light at the end of even the darkest of tunnels.
Stream Uproot now and let us know which tracks were your favorite in the comments!

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