Black Sheep (Nat & Alex Wolff album)

Black Sheep is the debut studio album by American sibling duo Nat & Alex Wolff, released on October 11, 2011, by Saddleup Records.

Black Sheep
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 11, 2011 (United States)
RecordedJuly - August 2009 (New York)
March - April 2010 (Los Angeles)
GenrePop rock
Length43:40
LabelSaddleup Records
ProducerMatt Wallace, Michael Wolff, Daniel Wise
Nat & Alex Wolff chronology
I Don't Want to Go to School
(2008)
Black Sheep
(2011)
Public Places
(2016)
Singles from Black Sheep
  1. "Maybe"
    Released: May 20, 2011[1]
  2. "Thump Thump Thump"
    Released: August 30, 2011[2]

BackgroundEdit

The album was recorded in New York in mid-2009 and in Los Angeles over a six-week period from March to April 2010. The song "Losing You to the Crowd" was written by Alex while he and his family were on vacation in Australia for the 2009 Kid's Choice Awards in Melbourne.

Various demos and covers were recorded to promote not only the brothers, but also their official website. Those songs include The Beatles' song "A Hard Day's Night" and Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark."

Promotion and releaseEdit

The brothers filmed their own web series from September to December 2010, and in February 2011. These webisodes were released online weekly on their YouTube page and featured snippets of tracks from their upcoming album.

The album's first single, "Maybe," was released on May 20, 2011 and made available as a free download.[1]

The song "Thump Thump Thump" was written by younger brother Alex Wolff.

InspirationEdit

The brothers have said they were inspired by bands such as Nirvana, Weezer and The Beatles. The music on Black Sheep is more alternative in nature than their previous works, and Nat has said the album is more sophisticated and that he feels he has developed as a songwriter. The boys did not want the same style of music they were known for during their run as The Naked Brothers Band.

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Nat Wolff, except where noted by Alex Wolff[3].

Standard Edition
No.TitleLength
1."Illuminated"3:52
2."Thump Thump Thump" (Alex Wolff)4:32
3."Maybe"3:31
4."Disappointed" (Alex Wolff)3:16
5."18"3:31
6."Greatest Prize"4:13
7."Lullaby" (Alex Wolff)4:38
8."Colorful Raindrops" (Alex Wolff)4:38
9."Monday Afternoon"3:51
10."Losing You To The Crowd" (Alex Wolff)4:29
11."I Won't Love You Any Less"3:09
iTunes Deluxe Edition[4]
No.TitleLength
12."Sitting in my Sorrow" (Alex Wolff)3:53
13."The Party"2:50
14."Help Me Understand"4:29
15."Hey Bartholomew"1:56
16."Thump Thump Thump" (Video)4:29

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