Seems like the world’s terribly dark
Feels like no one hears their voice or hearts
They wait, They stay, They won’t run
Waiting for a wolf to appear, to come
Romantic deathrock outfit Johnathan/Christian, consisting of Stockholm-based Christian Granquist and American Johnathan Mooney, announces a new single. All sales for the track, Talkin’ ‘Bout The Wolf (ft. The Legion of Whom) will go to the Come Back Alive Foundation, a Ukrainian non-governmental organization assisting the Ukrainian national defense.
Talkin’ Bout The Wolf, a Ukrainian saying (Розмова про вовка), roughly translates to “speak of the devil.” It features The Legion Of Whom, an ensemble of goth/industrial artists:
- Matt Vowles: Black Angel (guitar)
- Lee Meadows: The Glass House Museum (bass)
- Athan Maroulis: NOIR
- Steven Archer: Ego Likeness/Stoneburner
- Claus Larsen: Leæther Strip
- Martin Bowes: Attrition
- Alla Miroshichenko: Attrition/Alia Synesthesia (cello)
- Jeff Diehm: The Last Dance
- Ania Tarnowska: I Ya Toyah
“Since the Donbas Invasion in 2014, Ukraine has been telling the world the wolf is coming, and what have we done to help?” asks Johnathan. “As the battle continues, now is not the time to move on. Ukraine needs everyone’s help now more than ever.”
The single – one with lyrics and one instrumental, is gothic-tinged with an Eastern flavour, a poem lamenting the state of Ukraine in wartime.
Help the cause by purchasing the album here:
Their new album Strip Me is slated for release later this year.