Garage rocker Dmitry Wild is back with the second noise-gaze offering from his new album ‘Electric Souls’. With a huge nod to Jesus and Mary Chain stylistically, ‘Sweetest Thing’ is about letting go of fear and our tendency to cyclically return to that fear before learning how to let it go.
Showcasing his trademark blend of 70’s vintage rock, garage rock and punk ethos, this single follows the lead track ‘Liberation’ feat. Tryst with its accompanying video, featuring imagery that is symbolic of protest and hope, filmed in Ukraine, Spain, Czech Republic and various US locales, including Florida, Massachusetts, Tennessee and San Francisco.
“‘Sweetest Thing’ is also about evolving and growing as a person and one day you let the fear go and swim in the ocean rain, but all that is done to punk shoegaze raunchy guitars that are reminiscent of Jesus and Mary Chain and perhaps about of New Order in the bridge to have it all explode in the guitar attack till the end,” says Dmitry Wild.
Very passionate about the craft of songwriting, Dmitry Wild used the downtime of the great pandemic to get some serious work done, completing the final writing for this solo album and gradually recording this material. Some material from earlier is also included, dating back to when he was living in California.
With music steeped in garage rock and rock n roll, this album also brings in the flair of 80’s epic synths, bluesy songs, gypsy-inspired compositions, and 70’s-inspired driving tunes.
On this album, Wild collaborated with Strange House Media, their main engineer, Byron Frayne, mixing most of the songs included here and mastering the full album. This collaboration also extended to the two songs released from this album to date – the videos for ‘Don’t Need Anybody’ and ‘Castle Walls’ were also created in collaboration with Strange House Media, Byron Frayne and Tryst as editor.
On the live music scene, Dmitry’s shows take on a more rocking sound. His band Dmitry Wild & The Spells currently involves drummer Tommy Love, bassist Robert Paley, keyboardist Garret Smelcer and David Varlow on rhythm guitar. When also sometimes joined by notable Rockabilly bassist Chops LaConte, things take on a more theatrical turn.
‘Sweetest Thing’ is out now, available at all fine online music platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify and Bandcamp, where the ‘Electric Souls’ LP (out October 14) is already available for pre-order.