Beatie Wolfe

Beatie Wolfe

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandBluesSinger/Songwriter

Beatie Wolfe is an Anglo-American singer songwriter with a raw, acoustic, indie rock sound​.​ ​Described by GQ as​ "smoky captivating melodies that envelop the listener"​ and​ by ​Monocle​ as "the sound of secrets whispered under bed covers​,​" Wolfe's music pulls from the brooding poeticism of Leonard Cohen, the tender​ ​and haunting melodies of Elliott Smith and occasionally veers into Americana and grunge territory

Biography

Beatie Wolfe is an Anglo-American singer songwriter with a style described by The Huffington Post as "low fi and honest" indie rock with a "strong percussive sound and bluesy overtone" and by Monocle as "expertly played, beautifully sung chamber pop." Celebrated by GQ for her "smoky captivating melodies that envelop the listener in tales of love and loss" and for “lyrics that stand alone as poetry and become indelible after hearing them,” Wolfe's music pulls from the brooding poeticism of Leonard Cohen, the tender intimacy of Elliott Smith and occasionally veers into Americana and grunge territory. Wolfe's live performance has been hailed as "breathtaking" by The New York Times Magazine and “a profound delivery of depth and soul” by BBC

A musical innovator as much as a musician, Beatie Wolfe is at the forefront of pioneering new formats for music, which reunite tangibility, storytelling & ceremony to the album in this digital age. In this vein, Wolfe has created a series of world’s-first designs that bridge the tangible and digital, which include: a 3D vinyl for the iPhone; an intelligent album deck of cards; a Musical Jacket - designed by the tailor who dressed Bowie, Jagger and Hendrix and cut from fabric woven with Wolfe’s music - and most recently the world's first live 360 ̊ generative AR album stream

Beatie Wolfe’s work has been featured in the world’s leading museums, festivals, conferences and received nominations across the music, tech and art fields. Wolfe is also the co-founder of a “profound” (The Times) new research project looking at the power of music for people living with dementia

Lyrics

Beautiful Affair

Written By: Beatie Wolfe

A chair sat stiffly by the fire,
It felt the warmth but no desire
Still I longed to touch your mouth
My wooden arm tried to reach out

Single lives and single fates
All connected in one way
Life can sober up this love
Life looks tiny from above

And it could have been such a beautiful affair
But you were late and I was stuck somewhere
With our hands untied would you like to take a share
Oh it could have been such a beautiful affair

So we ambush in the dark,
Our weary minds, our anxious hearts,
Heat is something to embrace
Slowly, slowly not with haste.

As I sit a little stiff
I feel it’s better to resist
The lick of passion, the burning scar
For my own internal fire

And it could have been such a beautiful affair
But you were late and I was stuck somewhere
With our hands untied would you like to take a share
Oh it could have been such a beautiful affair

Make it Up

Written By: Beatie Wolfe

Make it up
If you can’t find the proof you need
“Make it up,” he said
“I fear the truth is leaving me.”
We are dragons
but we have lost our fire to fight
We are lovers, bathing in eachother’s light.

Make it up
if you can’t find your faith in us
“Make it up,” he begged
“before our hearts begin to rust.”
We are painters, but we have lost the skill to touch
We are children, our flower heads keep blowing off

Make it up
there’s honey where the maggots lie
“Oh make it up cheri
Speak to me the way you like.”
We are wilful hunters where the stones can fly
We are sinful, perfection is a blessed lie.

Make it up
I want to see the dots cohere
“Make it up my dear - I’ve lost the taste for loving fear.”
We are bubbles, deflating in our own image
We are lovers, tangled as we raise the bridge.

Need Somebody

Written By: Beatie Wolfe

When I grow up know that I'll make my own mistakes
And if I slip up please be the rock that doesn't shake
Don't you know we need somebody, just somebody to take our hand
Don't you know we need somebody, somebody who will understand

When I grow old please stay by me as I fade
And if I grow cold please be the flame that holds the faith
Don't you know we need somebody, just somebody to take our hand
Don't you know we need somebody, somebody who will understand

Darling oh if I stray from the one that you love
Darling no I won't drift too far from your arms
Darling you bring me back to myself, to myself
Darling you're that someone who will make me go on

When I grow weak please lay by me as a friend
And if I can't speak know that I'll love you til the end
Don't you know that you're somebody:
My somebody who understands
Don't you know that you're somebody
Somebody now until the end

Darling oh if I stray from the one that you love
Darling no I won't drift too far from your arms
Darling you bring me back to myself, to myself
Darling you're that someone who will make me live on
Darling you're my someone who will make me live on

© & ℗ Beatie Wolfe 2015

Take Me Home

Written By: Beatie Wolfe

The wild winds they weep, the night unfolds
Creep beneath my sheet, evade the cold
Below behold the rage of our burning age
and suffocate the storm with our howling song

So if the sky would crash and tumble, crash and tumble now
and if the sun should suddenly implode
I'll still be here waiting patiently for you
to take me home

Like a fiend in a cloud, I walk alone
a dog amongst those hounds, without a bone
Above a line of stars alight my path
Please whisper something sweet: sing me to sleep

So if the sky would crash and tumble, crash and tumble now
and if the sun should suddenly implode
I'll still be here waiting patiently for you
to take me home

The wild winds they'll weep, the night unfolds
Oh creep beneath my sheet, evade the cold
Below behold the rage of our burning age
Let’s keep each other warm with this howling song

So if the sky would crash and tumble, crash and tumble now
and if the sun should suddenly implode
I'll still be here waiting faithfully my dear
To take you home, to take you home

© & ℗ Beatie Wolfe 2015

Make It Up

Written By: Beatie Wolfe

Make it up, if you can't find the proof you need
Make it up, he said, I fear the truth is leaving me
We are dragons, but we have lost our fire to fight
We are lovers, bathing in eachother's light

Make it up, if you can't find your faith in us
Make it up, he begged, before our hearts begin to rust
We are painters, but we have lost our skill to touch
We are children, our flower heads keep blowing off

Make it up there's honey where the maggots lie
Make it up cheri, speak to me the way you like
We are wilful hunters where the stones can fly
We are sinful, perfection is a blessed lie

Make it up, I want to see the dots cohere
Make it up my dear, I've lost the taste for loving fear
We are bubbles, deflating in our own image
We are lovers, tangled as we raise the bridge

© Beatie Wolfe 2009

Too Lovely

Written By: Beatie Wolfe

Go say goodnight to the bats, that
Sleep in your closet, under all your hats,
And close the coffin door, before there's a chill in the room,
and we can't get excited

Curl up in the space next to me,
He said to me, you were my friend, my enemy
But can't you see, it was all just fictional, wasn't it?
It had to be

I used to love you, just the way you were
You didn't have to change; you didn't have to find her
I used to love you, just the way you were
You didn't have to change; you didn't have to find her

Play dead in your head, there ain't no lions there
Stroking your face, licking your hair,
Go to that place, and forget that you love it,
Because it's so wrong

Make up a speech, to preach, when they expose you,
Your face all made up, make out,
It's just delusion, a big confusion
(There ain't no truth it in)

I used to love you, just the way you were
You didn't have to change; you didn't have to find her
I used to love you, just the way you were
You didn't have to change

And with every creak that this floor makes
It tears the hearth, it breaks the stake,
Until we're just living as prisoners of each other
Doesn't it make it harder?

I used to love you, just the way you were
You didn't have to change; you didn't have to find her
I used to love you, just the way you were
You didn't have to change; you didn't have to find her

© & ℗ Beatie Wolfe 2006

Set Her Free

Written By: Beatie Wolfe

This song is a warning for lovers in arms causing us harm
Don't try to lock beauty inside your palm, inside your palm
Cos if you think that she's all yours darling
you’re wrong, darling so wrong
She belongs to the night-time, belongs to no one

So it you love her set her free
To be just what she needs, needs to be
And if you love her let her be
Anything she needs, needs to be

Your love hung like iron heavy on me, eternally
No room to manoeuvre in your jealousy, your jealousy
And you'd say it was normal, to test me like this, test me like this
And try to convince me that's what love is - is that what love is?

Cos if you thought that I was all yours
darling you're wrong, darling so wrong
And I was meant to teach you that we belong to no one

So it you love me set me free
To be just what I need, need to be
And if you love me let me be
Anything I need, need to be

So it you love me set me free
To be just what I need, need to be
And if you love me let me be
Anything I need, need to be


If you thought that I was all yours
darling you're wrong, darling so wrong
I was meant to teach you that we belong to no one


© & ℗ Beatie Wolfe 2015

Little Moth

Written By: Beatie Wolfe

I’ve waited so long to find you
I'm holding this flame beside me
And they'll never see you like I do
But darling I see you clearly

in your basement hotel
where you soared
where you fell
and the harsh light of truth
left you blinded in the sun
but you wrote what you felt
the rare joy, the fine hell
you couldn’t lie, you left it bare
and tattooed your despair
and tattooed your despair

They waited so long, to put you in a box
But nothing can break your spirit
They tried to change you, until you made them stop
And now you’re so high above it

Cos if beauty’s skin deep
you had to see what’s beneath
so you scratched in your sleep
seeing voices in your dreams
and they told you its hard
when you’re flung in this world
tender hands turn to fists
til you’re beautifully scarred
you're beautifully scarred
My little moth
you’re too precious for this world
but I’ll keep my wings around you
I hope you hear me, hear my thank you
heaven is blessed to have you

For in the shadows you grew
it was clear no one knew
just how sharp every breath
felt to draw and rattled through
but the light that you shone
it will always burn on
you served the world my little moth
at the sake of yourself
at the sake of yourself

(C) & (P) Beatie Wolfe 2016

The Man WHo

Written By: Beatie Wolfe

He sat for hours but nothing came
Too few songs and too much fame
So he broke his guitar strings and threw his body to the earth
This was his grave if he couldn’t play

He remembered how it felt to have a woman’s kiss
With dope in his pocket and his heart in his fist
And it took someone to tell you, you can’t go on like that
And it took someone to tell you, this was not right

So he called up his friends and he wept goodbye
And he wove himself a noose out of rope and wire
But it was ok because he’d realised just in time
That his balloon could go no higher

And he looked at his hands as he fell to his knees
And he tried to pray but he couldn’t breath
And it took someone to tell you, this was your fate
And it took someone to tell you, you couldn’t be great

Now the rain falls on the floor like tears in June
And it’s washing off the blood like tears in June
As the dawn broke it lit up his face
And there he lay in all of his grace
And the crows were silent, because his body was the earth
And they took flight for another case
And when everybody heard, they ran to see the man
who was rotting in spite of his faith

Now the rain falls on the floor like tears in June
And it’s washing off the blood like tears in June
And it’s beating on the ground like tears in June
And it’s drowning out the sound like tears in June

Now the rain falls on the floor like tears in June
And it’s washing off the blood like tears in June
And it’s beating on the ground like tears in June
And it’s drowning out the sound like tears in June

(C) & (P) Beatie Wolfe 2009

Pure Being

Written By: Beatie Wolfe

Turn off the light, come over here
Don’t you want to see what it looks like in darkness?
Close all the windows, shut the door,
don’t you want to hear what it sounds like in silence?

Hold out your hand and turn it round,
Don’t you want to feel what it feels like to touch you?
Close your eyes and shut your mouth
I want to see what it looks like to see you.

We’ve been lying here so long
We’ve been feeling this so long

I think this could be something new, just being me, just being you.

Take off your clothes and let it go
Don’t you want to feel what it feels like to be you
Cos god I do
I’ll turn off the clock and let it grow
I wanna know how long it takes to know you..
Remember the words that we would say
Doesn’t it feel better to forget them?
And all of the words we could not say
Aren’t you now forgetting to regret them

We’ve been lying here so long
We’ve been feeling this so long

I think this could be something new, just being me, just being you
I think this could be something new, just being me, just being you

(C) & (P) Beatie Wolfe 2009

Gimme Some Love

Written By: Beatie Wolfe

Father dear
Has it come to this?
Colder than frozen tears
Your love for me, your love for me

All my life
Spent waiting so patiently
Beside you so loyally
But what did you give? What did you give?

And now I see
Staring right back at me
The rancour of jealousy
Mocking its prey, mocking its prey

Will you just give me some Love?
Give me some love
With all of your heart – all of your heart

Will you just give me some Love?
Give me some love
With all of your heart – all of your heart

Father why – did you flat deny
The love that is rightly mine
As a babe, as your child

Like an ache
that dulls with each passing day
So will I slip away
From your reign, from this pain
And so to rise
The truth that was locked inside
The love that you compromised
Lives in me, lives in me!

Let me just give you some Love
Give you some love
With all of my heart
All of my heart

Let me just give you some Love
Give you some love
With all of my heart
All of my heart

Cos I love you
Yes I love you
Lord I love you
Yes I do, Yes I do

Cos I love you
Oh I love you
Yes I love you
Lord I do, oh I do

Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
[Fade]

(C) & (P) Beatie Wolfe 2015

Oh Darling

Written By: Beatie Wolfe

Oh Darling I
Will confess you are quite a find

But oh darling I
Sometimes struggle with my wilful mind

Cos I used to feel love being so unattached
And once they were hung up I would never look back
With fire in my nature I would scold all the moths
But your love is making me soft

Oh darling, what now?
Distant hurts when it makes us doubt
And oh darling, it’s strange
To lose the trust in a moment’s rage

Because we only just met, maybe three months ago
And now you're away and it is covered in snow
And it’s good to be faithful, but the bed is so cold
But your love is making me grow
Oh darling, confess
These nights pass like some unholy test

But oh darling its best,
To see through love that our hearts are blessed

Cos I know that I’ve known you for so many lives
And I’ll live with the secret if you'll make up the time
And clutching you so gently I will love every bit
And open this heart to commit

Cos I know that I’ve known you for so many lives
And I’ll live with the secret if you'll make up the time
And clutching you so gently I will love every bit
And open this heart to commit
Yes I'll open this heart to commit
Yes I'll open this heart to commit

(C) & (P) Beatie Wolfe 2009

Broken Bird

Written By: Beatie Wolfe

Like a broken bird
Who never learnt to fly
You needed love
In order to survive
So she came to you
and took you under her wing
And she gave you hope
And taught you how to sing

But soon these melodies
Became your jealousy

Cos nothing would hold you back
Nothing could steer you away
From tearing apart
All that she made

Nothing would hold you back
Nothing could temper your rage
From tearing apart
All that she made… for you
She gave to you
Little broken bird
Where does your pain begin?
Was it born in you
Or did you learn it from your kin?
No bird soars too high if he
Soars with his own wings
But she bore your weight
Until you caught the wind

So may your heart stay strong
While you hear this song

Cos nothing will hold me back
Nothing will get in my way
From flying so high
From having my day

Nothing will hold me back
Nothing will get in my way
I’m lighter without
All your bullshit today
Nothing can hold me back
Nothing can get in my way
And I’ll prove you wrong
I’ll prove you wrong

Nothing can hold me back
Nothing can get in my way
And I’ll prove you wrong
I’ll prove you wrong

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh....

(C) & (P) Beatie Wolfe 2015

As You

Written By: Beatie Wolfe

Take the last bit of cake
I’m breaking this bread
to toast to you

The summer behind
I fell back to this shabby earth
but the city seemed new

We collided that night
the Magic disguised
It was not sensational,
but that’s how it grew.

This just has to be as lovely as you
This just has to be as cool
This just has to be as awesome as you
This just has to be as cool

’ll make my last leap for space -
you’re breaking my will
- and holding me still
At 7am, the thump of the club still beating in the street
the siren calls and white noise.
With chaos around, surrounded by sound, could not silence the question you asked of me
As I kissed your face
And said

This just has to be as lovely as you
This just has to be as cool
This just has to be as awesome as you
This just has to be as cool.

This just has to be as lovely as you
This just has to be as cool
This just has to be as awesome as you
This just has to be as cool
This just has to be as cool.

(C) & (P) Beatie Wolfe 2009

How Can I

Written By: Beatie Wolfe

How can I ever know you?
When I’m afraid of myself
How can I hope to hold you?
When I am trembling as well

How can I ever love you?
When I don’t know what it means
How can I hope to heal you?
When I’m distressed at the seams

But in the depth of the night
Your light is strong
And I can see it so clear
I’m not alone
And though I’m shaking inside
You take me on
Until I’m safe by your side
The other side of…

How can I speak the truth dear?
When they teach you to lie
How can I hold my faith dear?
When there’s so much to deny
How can I breathe in deeply?
When my chest is so tight
How can I smile sweetly?
When there’s more wrong than right

But in the depth of the night
Your light is strong
And I can see it so clear
I’m not alone

And though I’m breaking inside
You take me on
Until I’m safe by your side
The other side of

And though I’m breaking inside
You take me on
Until I’m safe by your side
The other side of fear
The other side of fear
The other side of...

(C) & (P) Beatie Wolfe 2016

Discography

Raw Space by Beatie Wolfe (Album) // 2017

  1. Little Moth
  2. The Man Who
  3. Pure Being
  4. Gimme Some Love
  5. Oh Darling
  6. Broken Bird
  7. As You
  8. How Can I

Montagu Square by Beatie Wolfe (Album) // 2015

  1. Set Her Free 
  2. Battleships
  3. From Green To Red
  4. Take Me Home
  5. This Love
  6. Simply Friends
  7. To Be Saved
  8. Need Somebody


8ight by Beatie Wolfe (Album) // 2015

  1. Lied
  2. Make it Up
  3. Never Ever
  4. Too Lovely
  5. Danger Blue
  6. Thinking for Two
  7. Could She Be
  8. Beautiful Affair

Set List

Beatie Wolfe Live Performance

Beatie Wolfe performs with her Pack (Double Bassist & Percussion) and Solo depending on the event.
The set list is tailored to each performance depending on style and venue.
Sets length can be anything from a one or three song showcase to  an 1hour and 30 min headliner.