Karl Wolf enlists Kardinal Offishall for “Wolf In The Night” single & video
Award-winning Canadian recording artist Karl Wolf released a new video yesterday featuring Toronto legend Kardinal Offishall.
Directed by Alex Gayoso, the highly cinematic video stars Montreal’s highly-stunning SJ Bleau (aka Sarah-Jade Bleau) dancing and vibing out through dark, shady alleyways with “Wolf in the Night” bumping in her classic Sony Walkman. It quickly becomes apparent that the (Karl) Wolf is hot on her tail.
In a recent conversation FYIMusicNews, Karl explained how both his name and the new single/video were largely inspired by the classic Michael J. Fox movie Teen Wolf:
“I always wanted a song that was descriptive of my name, I’ve got tattoos of wolves – Red Riding Hood is my publishing company – Long Wolf Entertainment is my record company; I love the whole wolf theme. There was a movie called Teen Wolf when I was a kid with Michael J. Fox – the shortest guy on the team but the fastest on the basketball team. In my high school basketball team, I was the shortest, and they called me ‘The Wolf,’ and that’s how I got my name. I try to make a wolf song on every album. It never worked. It came out a little contrived. This one – perfect – a sexy summer song – ‘I’m going to make you howl like a wolf in the night,’ love it.”
There was also inspiration drawn from the Michael Jackson classic “Thriller,” which features the same style varsity jacket Karl wears in the video.
“The King of pop wore it best during the intro scene to #Thriller when he turned into the Wolf!” he wrote on Instagram. “Thanks to @ghostcaviar 👻 We brought it back to life for the Halloween special of my music video.”
The new video comes ahead of Karl Wolf’s second “Wolf in the Night” remix, with today marking the release of a new remix by Montreal house DJ and producer Andrew Pololos. The version featuring Kardinal just recently surpassed 100K streams on Spotify.
You can also find the single on Apple Music, TIDAL, and various other digital streaming platforms.
Check out the video below.
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