Published May 28, 2018Ottawa band Wild Love delivered their debut record back in 2015, and now the group is back — under the slightly adjusted moniker Fools of Love — with a brand new album.
The Howl and the Whisper was recorded last summer with producer Cory Bergeron at Pebble Studios. The songs centre on the idea of personal growth, be it becoming more open-minded and open-hearted, taking responsibility for past mistakes, shuffling priorities, giving and accepting help, or ultimately, being the best version of yourself.
In addition to the usual band members, Fools of Love were joined by DeeDee Butters of the PepTides on "Fix Yourself" and Ryan MacDonald of the Honest Heart Collective on "Simple Pleasures." Raphael Weinroth-Browne played the cello parts on the record.
"From my perspective, I've really felt like I've grown significantly over the last couple years, and I've noticed the same about the people around me," singer/guitarist Adam Feibel tells Exclaim! "But I know that I also have plenty to work on, and there's plenty that's still to come. So when we were writing this record I was thinking a lot about what it means to be constantly living, and loving, and growing into new versions of ourselves."
Hear just what that sounds like by streaming The Howl and the Whisper below. It's officially out June 1, and you can pre-order it over here.