In the fall of 2017, Torii Wolf released her wildly creative debut album Flow Riiot; a debut she crafted alongside the luminary DJ Premier and in conjunction with Preem’s TTT label imprint. Flow Riiot also included additional production from araabMUZIK, Mike Zombie, King Of Chill and a special guest appearance from Macklemore on “Free”.
Here’s Wolf on the song:
“Silent Crow” has a very deep and haunting feel for me. The feeling of being so in love, but feeling the death of the relationship on his way to take you from the home you’ve built. Sometimes true love isn’t enough to live on. Special ingredients in the recipe can be hard to measure. Doesn’t always turn out the way you wanted it to taste. That’s not always a bad thing either.
Speaking on the pair’s special chemistry, Premier added:
As soon as the concept was presented to us, I knew that Torii could perfectly write to whatever I brought musically. When I played the swooping hawk type sound, Torii said that it immediately reminded her of crows; but in a dark relationship form. That’s when I decided to switch the groove to a love segment with my pianos so that it had the ‘love me, love me not’ theme. It is already one of my favorite songs ever.