The Wolf Is At The Door

by Daryl James

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Incorporating hip-hop beats played on the body of the guitar, the track's driving guitar rhythms push his already expansive sound with elements from a vast array of sonic influences including John Butler, The Black Keys and Rage Against the Machine. Moving away from the acoustic, folk and gypsy ska of his last few EP's, Daryl James has found himself in a striking hybrid between gritty electric mixed with pure acoustic roots sound.

Written about overcoming negative stereotypes and not letting the fear of what others might think hold you back, the single is about breaking away from living a 'normal life' as Daryl James explains, "I felt at my wits end with how wealth is measured in purely materialistic and monetary ways, and the pack mentality judgement of those who do choose to challenge ‘normal life’. Finally breaking away from this mindset I found that having less has made me feel more free, happier and more open to real human connection, which I believe is true wealth. I think more and more people are waking up and becoming aware of the wolves at their own doors, and realising that they can become the authors of their own fate."

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I’d rather be cash poor, soul rich and love happy

Don’t you find strange these days the spiritual is ridiculed
Your called a ‘hippy’ for questioning this reality
How can we allow small minds to grind down the wise?

I’m not sure man
How has it come to this?
Will you sit and wait man?
Now the wolf is at the door

Jump this ship become the ocean

I’d rather be cash poor, soul rich and love happy

Pity the fool, who hides behind mockery
Attacks in pack mentality that which it just cannot grasp
The penny drops from a great height splits my head in two and I see through
It’s a spiritual eclipse, not apocalypse

So all’s not lost man
Now I see
Will you sit and wait man?
Now the wolf is at the door

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released November 4, 2017

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Daryl James QLD, Australia

Hailing from Snowdonia North Wales UK, guitarist/songwriter Daryl James fuses gritty ska/blues with raw acoustic roots, bringing to life his down to earth and soulful songs with truly innovative and enchanting musicianship, and a live show that has your feet and jaw on the floor! ... more

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