Ten years after his 2007 solo debut ”Weddings Songs” (United Indies/UMPG/monkey.moods), singer/songwriter, composer, music producer and multi-instrumentalist Axel Wolph is back with the second single for his upcoming sixth longplayer called ”MA‘AN”. After sixteen years of living and working in big cities such as Los Angeles and Vienna, the 1979 born father of three sons settled in a 1757 built, remodelled countryhouse in Aschach at the River Danube, Austria, in 2014.
”When your nights are long and your lights are turned down. When you're trying to breathe under your waterfall and drown...” are the first two lyrical lines of ”Sneakers”, an anthem-like, but intimate adult alternative popsong on which Axel performs all instruments by himself - recorded and produced at his brand new The Green Meadow Road Studio together with co-producer Alex Beitzke (Florence & The Machine, James Arthur,...) from London between June 2015 and October 2016.
After his 2013 song collection release ”LVOE - 13 Months, 13 Songs”, airplay on hundreds of US radio stations, music for films and TV/media, publishing companies and producing other artist such as e.g. Conchita Wurst (ORF-E/SONY) and Sarah and Julian (PIAS) Axel has written dozens of new songs in his own studio with oak wood floors, vintage recording equipment/instruments and a hand-chopped spruce ceiling built in 1814. This historic house in the middle of nowhere close to the mysterious and breathtaking beauty of the River Danube, surrounded by nature, his family, cats and his motorcycles - all these life-changing circumstances helped Axel to finally ease and calm down after years of struggling and suffering from severe depressions - mainly as a twen. After eight years of working hard to handle his disease together with his spiritual teacher he is now, again, back with 11 new songs all dealing with ”MA‘AN”, as Axel calls his own state of inner peace, confidence, love, joy, passion, patience and order. ”Everyone has his own MA’AN state of mind inside. Some find it, some just don‘t even care.“ says Axel.
So, now, let the music speak: ”Move on, move on, move on!“
Produced and recorded by Alex Beitzke & Axel Wolph at The Green Meadow Road Studio, Aschach at the River Danube.
Written & performed by Axel Wolph.
Mixed by Alex Beitzke at Dean Street Studios, London.
Mastered by Martin Scheer at Scheer Audio Mastering Lab, Willhemsburg.
Cover photo by Mischa Nawrata, www.nawrata.com
© United Indies 2016
Cover photo by Mischa Nawrata