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Wolf Saga

Toronto, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Toronto, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Canadian Musician Wolf Saga Has A Surprising Connection To An MMVA Performer"

If you aren’t listening to Wolf Saga, you’re going to want to start. Johnny Saga is the man behind Wolf Saga and has been creating beautiful and emotionally stirring synth music for years. Hailing from London, Ontario, Saga’s offerings have made him one of the most exciting musicians in EDM, expertly crafting songs that range from slow burns to chest pumping dance tunes, like his recent single “Keep Dancing.”

Like the title suggests, this 1980s retro throwback is the perfect track to keep you moving, with the lyrics acting as an instructional booklet reminding listeners that as long as they keep moving, their feet won’t fail them. Neither will Wolf Saga’s beat.

Showing his versatility, Wolf Saga does a complete 180 from his dance-enthusiast track “Keep Dancing” with his latest single, “When The Storm Has Passed.” Creating a sonic experience that washes over listeners, the dramatic rise and fall of the track perfectly represent the song title, both literally and figuratively.

While Wolf Saga is best known for crafting his own original pieces of art, the Canadian musician has also used his gifts to bring a heightened emotion to the work of other artists. Four years ago, Wolf Saga took on 2017 iHeartRadio MMVA perform Iggy Azalea and her song “Work,” slowing down the hard-hitting autobiographical track about struggle and self-sacrifice, giving Azalea’s incredible story of triumph more room to leave an impact on listeners.

With Azalea preparing to release her sophomore album Digital Distortion this year, we hope Wolf Saga has a few more remixes up his sleeve.

Don’t miss Wolf Saga performing at Luminato in Toronto on June 21. - MUCH.com


We’re so glad to have more Wolf Saga to soundtrack our summer! Epic instrumental “When the Storm has Passed” is still rattling our souls, and now we’ve got “Summer Breeze”, a slow but massive synth-pop anthem, to join it. A wonderfully psychedelic, sample-filled that literally shouts for joy, it’s tailor-made for lazy summer cycling or park hangs.

“Summer Breeze” is available PWYW from Bandcamp. And if you’re in Toronto, catch Wolf Saga at Luminato on June 21. - Silent Shout

"Wolf Saga’s New Single “Keep Dancing” is a Melodic Ode to Joyful Resilience"

Rising Anishinaabe electro-pop artist Wolf Saga is back with a shimmering new slice of disco-infused pop.

Wolf Saga has been steadily dropping gems since he jumped on the scene in 2014. Following a string of amazing covers on SoundCloud, and a succession of great releases including 2015’s Auburn Nights EP and last year’s Waves EP, Wolf Saga has been steadily building a loyal audience online and through his live shows.

Now he’s back with with a grooving new single, “Keep Dancing”, a melodic ode to joyful resilience and staying true to your vision through all of life’s ups and downs. “The song is a dedication to anyone who’s been told they can’t do something, or who gets treated differently based on their race, or how they look,” says Johnny Saga, “You gotta keep dancing on and pushing through.” - RPM

"Wolf Saga "Keep Dancing""

I’m not the world’s most graceful mover and shaker, but I take the sentiment of Wolf Saga’s “Keep Dancing” to heart: even when the universe conspires to hold you back and push you down, you have to keep moving. Forwards, backward, side to side, whatever; all that matters is your continued engagement in the dance.

Some very fine (and likely tired) folks are dancing on my behalf right now. Approximately 800 of my colleagues and I have polished our dancing shoes and are ready for a marathon performance of the picket line shuffle. Saga’s uplifting pop anthem is just the kind of fuel we need to keep our feet moving and our spirits high. - Dominionated

"Wolf Saga – Keep Dancing"

Pure-pop genius Wolf Saga has been uncharacteristically quiet of late. We’re used to a furious pace of heartfelt, uplifting pop, either in the form of jawdropping covers or ever-more-impressive original EPs, and we had much fondness for 2015’s Waves. So we’re clutching his latest single “Keep Dancing” as if it might be the only new music we’ll get from Johnny Saga this year (but we hope not!). Crisp, minimal synths and a bouncy deep bass explode into a massive, emotionally charged chorus, and before you know it, you’re dancing along. Perhaps his best single yet!

“Keep Dancing” is available now from Wolf Saga’s Bandcamp. - Silent Shout

"Album: Wolf Saga - Waves"

We’ve long been fans of London, Ontario producer/songwriter Johnny Sherritt, aka Wolf Saga. He’s perhaps best-known for his very clever and danceable synthpop covers, like his take on The Strokes. But he’s been producing a ton of great original material as well, and in December released his lengthiest record to date, the Waves EP.

A step up from anything he’s done so far, Waves sees Saga taking his characteristically crisp, melodic synthpop to a more fully realized and epic place. There’s immaculate synth and drum programming, some extremely catchy melodies, and a keen sense of drama, especially during the record’s various extended breakdowns. A fun, emotional, inspirational EP, Waves marks Saga’s arrival as one of the finest young electronic pop producers in Ontario.

Waves is available now as a free download from Bandcamp. - Silent Shout

"PREMIERE: Stream Wolf Saga's "Auburn Nights" and Dive Into Synthpop Heaven"

Wolf Saga’s Auburn Nights, is the instant classic synthpop album you need in your life.

If you’ve been sleeping on Wolf Saga, now’s the time to get acquainted.

Storming onto the scene with a slew of killer remixes, covers, and 80s-inspired interpretations of everyone from Foster the People and The Strokes, to Lorde and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Wolf Saga is elevating his game with every release.

Toronto-based Johnny Saga is the fast-rising Anishinaabe singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist behind the project, and he’s been rocking a consistently deadly hybrid electronic style that effortlessly blends synth-pop melodic sensibilities with indie rock cred and buttery, analogue elements. Check his recent set of Sessions X videos for a taste.

After dropping dope sets of covers and remixes over the past two years, Wolf Saga released My Time, his debut EP of original music, in 2014. He’s been racking up accolades along the way: his epic SoundCloud stream has been clocking record numbers (his collab cover of The Strokes’ “You Only Live Once” is currently sitting at +614,000 plays and was one of the HypeMachine Zeitgeist‘s 50 most-blogged songs of 2014), and his Vine-tastic video for “Our Time” is pushing 500k views on YouTube.

Wolf Saga’s blowing up the internet and it’s easy to hear why.

The title track from his latest Auburn Nights EP immediately brings to mind not only everyone’s favourite whistled hook from the mid-oughts (a song that, yes, is another one he’s covered), but also Johnny’s own penchant for polished production, lush pop grooves, and immediately infectious electronics.

“All In”, featured here in both its original form and a New Division remix, is a perfect pop composition straight out of swirling synthesized worlds of early MGMT, while “Walls” is a head-nodding, breezy blend of catchy guitar lines and Johnny’s captivating vocal hooks—that pay special homage to the life of his grandmother and the teachings she passed down to him.

Auburn Nights goes deep on some neon summer, 80s-iridescent vibes—it’s a perfect sunny accompaniment to the final wave of summer heat that we can all feel shimmering by. Johnny says the new EP is all about “following your dream, finding real love, and gender equality”.

We like where he’s headed. And it’s going to be big. Time to run with the Wolf. - RPM.com

"Review - Wolf Saga"

Wolf Saga’s latest EP release, titled Auburn Nights is a creative piece of synth-pop goodness that is the type of music that will lift any mood and get you up on your feet and rocking some embarrassing dance moves in your living room. Drawing musical influences from David Bowie and other classic 80’s artists, the EP mixes nostalgic themes together with current sounds, and adds its own take on modern music. Although Wolf Saga’s journey into electronic music began with remixes and covers of popular songs, Auburn Nights offers a taste of the artist’s own unique sound.

The EP is a collection of infectiously catchy feel good tunes that offer simple, easy to sing along to vocal lines. However, distorted guitars, upbeat rhythms and layers upon layers of background electronic sounds create deep textures and musical lines that mesh together to create the body of the songs. Every repetition of the tracks offer something new to the listener, and gets better each time as it takes several listens in order to fully hear every little component of the music. As if the musical density wasn’t enough, Wolf Saga takes it one step further and offers a lyrical authenticity that can only be achieved by those with immense passion and drive.

The title track off of the EP instantly captures attention with a cute little whistling tune that is then echoed back throughout the interludes between each verse, establishing a musical theme that brings the listener back to endless summer nights and falling in love at first sight. A humble vocal line tells a love story amongst an array of upbeat electronic beats, and a funky bass line. The bridge slows it down a little with sustained notes on the keyboard and the return of the whistle riff before picking it up to the final chorus. As the end of the song approaches, all the electronic themes that were subtly introduced in the verses return to resolve the tune, create a satisfying fullness, and to complete the love story. While all the songs on Auburn Nights are golden, this one has got to be my favourite and has taken the title of my new happy dance song.

With this EP, Wolf Saga is definitely onto something and I can’t wait to see what else this artist comes up with. Every track on Auburn Nights is a delight that can lift even the heaviest of hearts, and is worth a full listen.

Rating: 4/5 - Canadian Beats

"Wolf Saga "You Only Live Once" ft. LYON (The Strokes Cover)"

Canada’s Wolf Saga has a talent for crafting pop music, and with his latest track, a cover of The Strokes’ “You Only Live Once”, he has vocalist LYON to assist with his pulsating, chord-featured sound. The effort as a whole adds easily to his impressive resume of pop-laden music, and because it’s a free download, you’ve no reason not to pick it up. - Hilly Dilly

"PREMIERE: Stream Wolf Saga’s new EP, ‘My Time’"

London, ON’s newest rising star, Wolf Saga, is starting the year off with a bang. Not that 2013 treated him terribly: After winning Samsung’s Infinite Possibilities contest, he transformed from a bedroom prodigy to a full-formed synth pop guru. After winning the contest, he flew out to Vancouver to record his debut with legendary producers in DJ Khalil and Chin Injeti (who’ve worked with, among others, Eminem) and signed onto venerable Canadian indie Handsome Boy, the imprint responsible for releases by Rusty, Groovy Religion, and the Monoxides.

Today, his debut release—aptly titled My Time—is finally seeing the light of day. The five-song EP showcases Wolf Saga’s glossy, skygazing take on synth-driven indie pop, touching down on friendship anthems (“Always With Me”), yearning slow-burners (“Glance”), and M83-style party starters (“Reverie Girl”). In tandem with Samsung and AUX, he’ll also be debuting a video for the EP’s first single, “Our Time,” shot in Toronto’s factory studded Junction Triangle.

Naturally, Wolf Saga will be supporting My Time with live performances. While he hasn’t yet revealed a tour itinerary, he’ll be performing on February 12 with Com Truise at Toronto’s Wrong Bar. - AUX

"Wolf Saga talks David Bowie and U2 in new episode of 'Influenced'"

The winner of a talent search competition, Wolf Saga has created a bit of a cult following on YouTube with his single “Our Time.” Find out how David Bowie, U2 and Foster the People all influenced this young artist in this week’s episode of Influenced.

Influenced focuses on the fascinating stories of emerging artists in different musical genres and takes a look at the biggest influences in their musical careers. Blending documentary and video flow, each episode follows a different artist or band culminating with a live exclusive performance.

Check out the teaser above, and tune into AUX TV Thursday, September 25 at 9:00 p.m. EST for the full episode. - AUX.TV

"The Developing Story Of Wolf Saga"

The Developing Story Of Wolf Saga

In an understated somewhat under the radar fashion, young electro-pop artist Wolf Saga has been on quite a roll of late. He’s played some major shows and festivals, won a trip to Australia to work on music there, and had tracks placed in TV shows. His 2015 EP Auburn Nights (out on Handsome Boy) has been on the Canadian Aboriginal chart since its release, and recently hit the No. 1 spot (Saga is aboriginal).

In an interview with FYI, the London, Ontario-based Johnny Saga reflects that “the last 12 months have been wonderful, filled with amazing opportunities and memories. I couldn't be more grateful.”

His sound is melodic and accessible, and he describes it as one that “definitely blends the genres I enjoy most. Coming from an indie rock background into electronic production I wanted to keep both elements prominent in my songs. I love the 1980's and synthesizers so I would classify my music as Synth-pop for sure.”

Saga recently had some co-writing sessions at SOCAN House in Los Angeles, collaborating with the likes of Beca, Matt Baker, and The New Division. “I have a bunch of songs in the works and my hope is to release an album this year. It's just finding the right avenue to travel down with them, but I have another cover planned for spring release via my SoundCloud.”

Earlier online covers (including Strokes, MGMT and Lorde tracks, and sometimes featuring Lyon) have helped bring Saga a large internet following (over 2 million Soundcloud listens and a million YouTube views).

Wolf Saga is managed by industry veteran Jeff Rogers (of Handsome Boy). He tells FYI that he came across Saga via an AUX and Samsung contest he won, with Rogers organizing a prize in which Chin and DJ Khalil worked with him.

Rogers was impressed enough to take him on as a management client, and he has helped Saga score such high-profile gigs as opening for Nate Ruess in Toronto, an appearance at Luminato and, in September, a performance at Chris Douridas’ “School Night” in Los Angeles.

"Johnny enters contests with his music, and he wins a lot of them,” Rogers reports. One such contest was with Air Canada and Embarq, and the prize saw Wolf Saga get flown to Australia where he collaborated with a group called Selahphonic. “Going to Australia was incredible and it really inspired me both musically and personally,” says Saga.

A young artist to keep an eye on. - FYI Music News


Whether it's tobogganing down your favourite hill or getting picked last on the playground, some childhood memories can not be forgotten. And for the fortunate, these memories have a willing and strong parent that can provide. Ojibwe native and London, Ontario artist Wolf Saga depicts that very capsule of time for his new video "Walls." Accompanied by Wolf Saga's indie-pop score, the heartwarming visual showcases the upbringing of a boy wth the assistance of his supportive grandmother. Whilst also paying homage to all the strong women that promote and teach equality.

"My grandmother is the most influential person in my life, as she helped raise me. Growing up I didn't have many role models, so I looked up to her," explains Wolf Saga. "The song is about these unseen walls that have been built to separate people from each other, especially based on one's gender. We can break these walls and I think that's something everyone needs to remember sometimes. The video is a fictional re-imagining of my childhood, showing a strong woman figure doing both gender roles as she raises this boy. He learns from her and we see how it affects him and some of the choices he makes." Watch the beautiful video below - NOISEY


  • My Time EP [2014]
  • Auburn Nights EP [2015]
  • Waves EP [2015]
  • Keep Dancing (Single) [2017]



London, ON indigenous artist Wolf Saga has achieved a lot in his career so far. He has worked with Samsung, which teamed him up with producers Chin & Khalil, Air Canada, and Converse, who put him in a studio for Rubber Tracks. On top of that, he has taped an episode of Guilt Free Zone for APTN and appeared on an episode of Killjoys. 

Past highlights include playing the inaugural WayHome Festival, shooting a commercial in Australia for Air Canada, charting at no. 1 on the National Aboriginal Music Countdown for several weeks, filming a First Play Live session with CBC, and recently headlining Indie Week (Toronto) plus being a finalist for Canada's Walk of Fame Emerging Artists.

Relocating to Toronto, ON and now performing as a trio with guitarist/keyboardist Richard Gracious and drummer Michael Farina has allowed Wolf Saga to bring in some indie-rock influences to his synth-based dance sound.

Check out his latest CBC - First Play Live session: http://www.cbcmusic.ca/posts/18721/first-play-live-wolf-saga

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