Black Sheep (Nat & Alex Wolff album)

Black Sheep
Studio album by Nat & Alex Wolff
Released October 11, 2011 (United States)
Recorded July - August 2009 (New York)
March - April 2010 (Los Angeles)
Genre Pop rock
Label Saddleup Records
Producer Matt Wallace, Michael Wolff, Daniel Wise
Nat & Alex Wolff chronology
I Don't Want to Go to School
Black Sheep
Singles from Black Sheep
  1. "Maybe"
    Released: May 20, 2011[1]
  2. "Thump Thump Thump"
    Released: August 30, 2011[2]

Black Sheep is the debut studio album by American sibling duo Nat & Alex Wolff, released on October 11, 2011, by Saddleup Records. Looking to recreate the sound from their previous band releases, the Wolffs strived to create a more mature, rock sound.


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 release

Further information: Nat & Alex Wolff

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.


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 listing

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

Standard Edition
No. Title Length
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



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