‘Time of Your Life’ is the first single to be released from Patrick Wolf’s delayed new album which was supposed to be released earlier this year. The album will serve as the second installment of his double album project Battle, with last year’s The Bachelor being the first. The album was due to be entitled The Conqueror but this title has subsequently been scrapped for the time being.
The song itself is slightly less avant-garde then some of his latest offerings, but as always does not hold back on the drama and theatricality. Lyrically it is optimistic and triumphant as Wolf repetitively declares that he is ‘happy without you’. It is essentially a very enjoyable piece of string laden classic indie-pop with hand-claps to spare. The single is available from December 6th and the album is due for a May release next year.
From James Smyllie.