Artwork by Roberta Landreth

Winnipeg’s Tyler Del Pino has always struggled to fit in, and there’s nothing like his music that truly challenges the concept of genre and delivers his one-of-a-kind brand of Canadiana. Del Pino has a pure passion for songwriting and an honest sound infused with starry-eyed narratives; a hybrid of Rock-Pop, Americana, and East Coast folk-rock that stays true to the roots of timeless tunes.

Unlike Del Pino’s usual bright and upbeat tunes, “Wolf In The Hen House” is rooted in raw anger. It’s a rock anthem with a punch, a departure from his usual vibe that adds a whole new dimension to his music. The song delves into the portrayal of a sinister individual, drawing from various observations in Del Pino’s life. It’s a deep dive into the depths of human deceit and malice, crafted from the shady characters that he has personally encountered over the years.

“I wrote this during a period in 2018 when I was grappling with my own encounters with less-than-desirable individuals,” says Tyler Del Pino. “This coincided with the second year of Trump’s presidency, a time when political drama seemed to unfold daily. It sparked contemplation—what truly makes someone a snake? What twisted journey leads them to embrace deception and malice?”

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