Five Questions With Wolf Thomas Kerr

Victoria, BC’s Wolf Thomas Kerr (aka Thomas Patrick Kerr) has unveiled his new single, “Wisdom Lies”.

The track has the 1960s-’70s psychedelic rock vibe to it and is lyrically about the dangers of one thinking they know everything because they have a bit of wisdom.

“I’ve lost friends, family, and loved ones. I’ve served my country and watched warlords and pigs of war destroy mothers, countries, communities, nations, spirits, and souls. I’ve had mental, physical, and spiritual crises … I’ve lived a lot but that doesn’t mean I have the answers to the universe,” Wolf Thomas Kerr says.

If you like what you hear, don’t worry, Wolf is currently working on another single, “Come Down Unto” with another group of Victoria’s finest that go by Coyote Soul.

Check out “Wisdom Lies” below, and find out more about Wolf via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

For Wolf, Music is a magical experience, like Ron Weasley magical, and musicians are musical messiahs wielding cosmic wands, aka instruments, to fight for human soul, sound & expressive ecstasy. Anything less, just isn’t worth fighting for, sorry Beibs, wish them well. Tom’s the kind of guy that would set fire to an acoustic guitar, smash it to smithereens and stew over its precious remains like a wide-eyed Sméagol in anticipation of electrified rainbows and celestial starbursts shooting out from the ashes of its darkened flames… only to lean over and gently whisper upon the lobe of your peach fuzzed ear… pretty special, isn’t it? Cue insidious, but lovable Gollum smile!

So yeah… That’s Wolf… a howlin’ fool.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

I was on a writing fury when Waterfall came out. I think I wrote 50 songs in the span of a few months, just all of that emotional diarrhea and pent-up energy of being human pouring out of me every time I picked up that guitar. I remember being stuck between this headspace of a songwriter who strums open chords and desperately wanting to run up and down the neck like Hendrix. Waterfall was the first time I remember riffing in between verses, allowing my imagination to hear a space where all kinds of sounds were in constant cosmic collision with one another. I want that raw intimate feeling of just you and that guitar all alone in space and time only to be suddenly electrified and crashing with all kinds of celestial sound.

What have you been doing to keep yourself creative during the pandemic?

Pandemic or not, creativity is my birthright. With a direct channel to the rock and roll gods, I can turn on and cry like a banshee every colour of the creative rainbow. Like a live wire, my central nervous system has oozed creativity since the womb. I’m just ready for people to get together again and rock. I’m over this pandemic. Well wishes, thoughts, and prayers to everyone who has struggled and suffered through this challenging time.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

I would never recommend just one song, I’ll do everything from blues to folk to psychedelic rock to just downright mysterious soul possessing heart-throbbing emotional pieces. To me it’s like spending an entire lifetime with a partner in crime based on just knowing their favourite color, I don’t think that story ends well. Maybe that’s why the divorce rate is so high? You have to taste the colour of the rainbow and eat some skittles once in a while. I’d say listen to it all. If you truly want to know me, then you must sit with me for a while and hear my stories.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

Reignwolf and I heal from the same mysterious cosmic space, we have come back to smash guitars and reawaken the sleeping self. The man is a force of nature, I love Jordan. Other than that, of course, it’s always going to be Neil Young, but we have lots of Canadian legends!

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