British folk and pop hero discusses new album and Russian tour with RT

RT managed to catch up with Patrick Wolf, who is currently on tour in Russia. Tune in for shocking revelations from the eccentric artist.

British musician, composer and fashion trendsetter Patrick Wolf is largely known as an eccentric and sharp-tongued artist.

According to one of his songs, he lost his head to Hollywood, his liver to London and his youth to Tokyo.

The singer’s music resembles its master: Wolf does not hesitate to combine poetic lyrics with an eclectic range of sounds from disco to sweeping strings.

“The prince of alternative pop” and “the bad boy of indietronica”, Wolf clearly does not fit the stereotype.

Classically trained, he writes and arranges all his own music and plays enough instruments to make up his own big band and small orchestra.

“For me, the first joy in my life was focusing on music, I made a pact with myself when I was 19 that I would only make a living out of music because I can’t do anything else,” Wolf told RT.

Wolf definitely found something he is good at. At 27, he has five studio albums, countless festival appearances and a couple of world tours under his belt.

This year, Wolf is kicking off with three gigs in Russia – the most played in any country outside of his home in the UK. Alongside Moscow and St. Petersburg, Wolf will be traveling to Ekaterinburg for the first time.

While the musician was performing in St. Petersburg, RT managed to ask him a couple of provocative questions.

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