Selena Gomez x Marshmello, ‘Wolves’ | Track Review
Selena Gomez and Marshmello join forces for single, “Wolves.” All in all, the collaboration yields enjoyable, positive results.
Selena Gomez has been busy throughout 2017. She’s released a number of singles – as a lead artist and collaborator – yet, she hasn’t dropped a new album. The same can be said of Marshmello, who has seen his profile rise exponentially in 2017. The two combine forces on a new single, “Wolves.” All in all, the collaboration yields enjoyable, positive results.
“Wolves” commences with smooth guitar accompaniment, sounding like any other pop song. This remains the backdrop as Selena Gomez begins singing. Vocally, Gomez is a nice fit for this particular record. It plays to her strengths. Yes, a lot is made to her limited set of pipes, but all in all, her instrument and this song are a match. After a relatively smooth verse, the production becomes to pick up, becoming more ornate and establishing the true identity of “Wolves.” Additionally, the tempo picks up, and Gomez amplifies the intensity, specifically on the chorus section. Following the surprising, pop-oriented start, “Wolves” gives into its electro-dance persona.
There are no notable mishaps to speak of in regards to “Wolves.” Characterizing the record as ‘the second coming’ would be an overstatement, but in regards to soundness and pleasantry, there are few objections. In reiteration, the production is sound and Gomez’s vocals are a pro as opposed to a con. All in all, Selena Gomez and Marshmello are onto something.