If we believe Patrick Wolf’s latest blog entry, the singer-songwriter’s amazing third disc, The Magic Position, will be his last. The twenty-three-year-old Brit posted an entry on his official message board announcing his final concert will be in November.
“I have made a decision, my final concert will be this november, a retrospective with an orchestra in London. I am not sure wether there will be anymore public communications after that, Infact I am pretty sure there will be none. Of course, this has nothing to do with my drummer.. but a creative clock is ticking and I have many many projects to be creating with my time left on this earth. I hope to share my last shows with you this year.
I have enjoyed making and performing music for you all, I have enjoyed trying to give a little hope and inspiration to the world. But I feel, especially when I read all this and I go about my days that I have failed.
More on Patrick Wolf’s blog entry, and the free MP3 of the week after the jump.
Im not seeking sympathy or empathy, god, I have to go find something I love and am inspired by in this world again. Many of you will never know the amount of work and emotion that goes on behind the scenes for me and many of your other favourite artists or musicians and why should you? I wanted to give you disneyland.. I wanted to give you a world at the back of your wardrobe, now im just feel a fool for bothering.
I am in berlin today, i know I should never have read this, I dont know who any of you are, just strangers talking amongst themselves, and I wish I was stronger minded today, but i have to take enough bullshit from other parts of the world for what I do and who I am without getting it from here.
Im going off for a walk now.. clear my heart and head. Thanks to all you with the intelligence to see past the superficial chaos of the media and the various ridiculous personalities and characters that have been painted around me over the years, the problem is, unfortunately many of you will never get to know the truth, but many will still speculate, and play chinese whispers with interviews and opinions from the friend of a friend. This is nothing new to me, unfortunately, luckily I have always had a close set of dear friends that will always know me for who I really am, just as I do.
If I can give any advice, is, if anything, just listen to the music, watch the videos, read the lyrics, see the artwork, these are my communications, not others.
still love x patrick”
This entry seemed odd to fans, considering the anticipation surrounding the release of The Magic Position, set to drop Mat 1st. Unfortunately, a public row with his drummer at a New York concert earlier this month might have been the death knell: the drummer passed-out behind his kit, enraging Wolf. Wolf smacked around the comatose drummer to bring him back to life, but the pounding failed to work. The frustrated singer announced to the enthralled audience the drummer was fired. As if to prove a point, Wolf threw a cymbal stand at the drummer before filling in as his own drummer.
We still don’t know if Wolf’s internet treatise is a drama-queen’s tantrum, or the end of a successful career.
MP3: Patrick Wolf – “Bluebells“