Photography and text by Kat Kuo
In this digital era where lust can be easily disguised as love encountered through glaring iPhone screens, Warren Wolfe is here to unmask the masquerade. With his brand new single “Stranger”, the singer and producer unravels this struggle, evoking a queer sensibility which is particularly prevalent in the age of Grindr.
No longer just blue but delving to new depths in a cathartic luster of midnight, Warren Wolfe emerges as our next obsession with his newest track. Offering four minutes of celestial wonder, “Stranger” takes you on a journey through a pop amalgamation of surreal, dense vocals and robotic resonance mimicking the current mercurial era of lost and found love.
Warren Wolfe is undaunted to speak about this sense of hollowness invoked by the snowballing of synthetic self-projections, alluding to insecurities in the realm of social media. Having been through this experience himself, Warren not only shares his personal insight with his music and lyrics, but translates it into something emblematic for the generation to sit back and reflect on. See the story of “Stranger” illustrated by Liam Donnelly below.
In the making of DRØME we hope to showcase a community of doers and nourish an attitude of empathy in a world that teaches us to pass judgment rather than practice kindness. The stories, images, and people shared in this magazine are an amalgamation of perspectives often overlooked or explicitly excluded from art and media worlds. The dearth of diverse identities and viewpoints within the arts is harrowing, especially for a young generation that is fighting its hardest to overcome conservative notions of order ultimately practiced as acts of discrimination against the very people and things we find most inspiring. In DRØME, the featured creators and creations encourage us to never shy away from who we are and what we want. Each artist, in sharing their story, embodies their own definition of agency. Against a mainstream ideology that indoctrinates patriarchal, capitalist, and hateful theories turned into policy, the artists in our first issue represent the ways in which art can take power back from society's denigrating control.