Just Drive Part 2 by Wolfclub is an anthemic synthwave summer song with a bite.
WOLFCLUB is back with the second installment of their two-part album Just Drive, and despite sticking to the same beats as the first, they’ve grown in a number of ways.
Multi-part albums are a dreadful undertaking. It almost doesn’t seem worth it because there are so many ways for the work to go wrong. What if the creative spark fades in the interim? What if the lineup of the band changes? What if the debut record is a dud? Just Drive Part 2 is just as triumphant as Just Drive Part 1. Wolfclub taking the risk of releasing Just Drive in two parts was a bold move, especially in a genre already clogged with countless releases from countless artists, but thankfully, Just Drive Part 2 is just as triumphant as Just Drive Part 1.
The crescendo of Wolfclub’s unique sound came to a head in Just Drive Part 1.
Not only was the band’s latest release distinct and interesting, but it also felt new in a stale scene.
Part 2 by Wolfclub continues this pattern by outperforming most of their past work.
Flashbacks, the album’s first single, rips open the doors with an exhilarating summer anthem mood full of ripping guitars, something that feels a little newer to the band (but isn’t).
Dora Pereli’s seductive voice is a fantastic match for the song, and it sets the tone for the rest of the album.
California Days and Sunset To Sunrise have a Wolfclub feel to them. Their ridiculously catchy hooks and lyrics will have you humming for hours on the Plutonian shore late at night.
The latter song, in particular, has an absolutely massive bassline going through it, easily distinguishing it from the rest of the album’s successes.
All the way to the album’s final track, Resist, Wolfclub’s ultimate level of music production is on display; an experience that seems persistently hip-hop with its hi-hat and snare use.
Wolfclub has an intrinsic capacity to become genuine when they need to, despite the fact that Just Drive Part 2 is full of tunes worth repeating.
This is demonstrated in the sorrowful track Crossroads.
Dora croons somberly about a shattered romance, and producer Steven’s exquisite acoustics amplify the depths of anguish in her voice.
Because it is the only chance, Crossroads feels like the album’s standout track. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”