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Much like Susanne Sundfør, I’m awaiting the new album from Wolf Alice with equal parts excitement and trepidation, as I loved the last one and hope not to be disappointed by the follow-up. I can say that Wolf Alice’s Visions of a Life will have at least one song as good as anything from their debut, as I was instantly obsessed with new release Don’t Delete The Kisses when I discovered it on last week’s New Music Friday playlist on Spotify. The band has always had interesting lyrics, and that’s what stands out most about this sweet and witty track. It captures the feeling of having a crush, and being afraid to let the person know. The early refrain “what if it’s not meant for me, love?” is oh-so relatable, but what I loved about the song is that it’s not just about wallowing in self-doubt – it develops into a much more positive, inspiring end. While the first single from Visions of a Life, the rawkus Yuk Foo, showed Wolf Alice’s edgier side, I’m glad the thoughtful alt-pop that made me a fan will be present too.