‘Come On and Shoot’, an intricately layered track boasting smouldering vocals and an infusion of electronica, is the latest offering from London based musician John Wright. Based in Shoreditch, this multi-instrumentalist has been making music for his own enjoyment “forever”, but through his successful career as a respected filmmaker and photographer, regularly working with Sony Music and some of the world’s most iconic musicians, John Wright received the encouragement he needed to release his music as ‘Teenage Wildlife’.
Priding himself on an entirely self-sufficient approach to his music, John writes, plays and records drums, bass, guitar and keys in his attic studio, creating stunning sonic backdrops, seamlessly blending hip hop and dance with melodic dub to produce unique genre-crossing soundscapes. His compositions have appeared on fashion films for Fendi and Dior and he recently directed ‘Savile Row is Rock N Roll’ a short film for GQ’s featuring some of Britain’s most iconic musicians, collaborating on its soundtrack with Paul Weller, Johnny Marr and Duran Duran’s John Taylor.
A pair of singles released earlier this year, ‘Last Great Love Affair’ and ‘Most Beautiful Thing’, received worldwide airplay and had the likes of Netsky and One Direction’s Harry Styles taking to social media to praise them. Despite this success, John’s background remains his primary motivating force. “I had a pretty rough upbringing” he explains. “I think the term is ‘underprivileged’. I designed Teenage Wildlife as a vehicle to express myself musically and I use the funds I raise to support charities that help underprivileged young people.”
The impressively crafted and perfectly produced ‘Come On and Shoot’ will certainly take Teenage Wildlife to an even wider audience, creating huge anticipation for debut album ‘The Degenerate Art Exhibition’ slated for release in spring 2015.
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