Wolf Van Halen On His Emotional State, ‘I’m My Own Worst Enemy’

Mammoth WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen recently joined an interview with Morgan Enos from the Recording Academy on Twitter Spaces to talk about his Grammy nomination. Wolf also reflected on his current emotional state by revealing that being alone doesn’t make him feel better.

Wolf Van Halen released his self-titled debut album with his solo band Mammoth WVH on June 11, 2021. The first single of the album, named ‘Distance,’ is an emotional tribute to his late father, Eddie Van Halen. The rocker dropped the song on November 16, 2020. According to many, his well-constructed single was regarded as an unforgettable way to launch his solo career.

The track was also nominated for Grammy in Best Rock Song, which marked his first Grammy nomination. The other selected songs in the same category are Weezer’s ‘All My Favorite Songs,’ Kings of Leon’s ‘The Bandit,’ Paul McCartney’s ‘Find My Way’ and Foo Fighters’ ‘Waiting on a War.’ The 2022 Grammy Awards will take place on April 3, 2022, and the winners will be announced.

In his recent conversation with the Recording Academy for Grammy Awards, he reflected both on his feeling about his first-time nomination and his emotional state. The rocker explained that while he was on tour with the band or at home with his family and girlfriend, he felt better as he had their support. However, he was his ‘own worst enemy’ when isolated. Wolf implied that he is too hard on himself while alone, so it doesn’t help him feel better.

Wolf Van Halen shared the recording for the ones who missed the interview with this tweet:

“In case you missed it, you can check out my interview with Morgan Enos and the Recording Academy at the recording below! Thanks to those who joined live, that was a good time.”

Van Halen speaking on his emotional state:

“I guess you’re right, yeah, so it’s just kind of. That’s how I operate, but I mean it’s kind of when I’m by myself, you know, I have a really great support system. I mean, when I’m on tour, I have the band, where the band and the crew were all big family, and when I’m home, I’ve got my mom. I’ve got my girlfriend, you know. I’m pretty much my own worst enemy when my brain is alone to mess with itself. That’s the kind of the worst place for me to be in because I certainly don’t make myself feel better if I’m by myself.”

You can check out the tweet that contains the conversation and listen to ‘Distance’ below.