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Dmitry Wild – Photo Credit: Lev Melnik
There’s no question that New York City is a perpetual wellspring of music of all genres, always proving to be a uniquely fertile artistic breeding ground that continues to influence culture today. Today we present you an artist whose formative years were spent in California, but he’s recently moved across the country to make a home for himself in NYC. Dmitry Wild is the artist in question and today we present his bold new rock ‘n’ roll single ‘Don’t Need Anybody.’
In 2020, when many other artists were scratching their heads trying to figure out how to deal with lockdown (although many others actually did release a fair amount of music), Dmitry released three singles in 2020 and then finally used the rest of 2021 to record material for his forthcoming album (out following the new year).
Now he is back with his new single ‘Don’t Need Anybody’ founded on true rock and roll. Welcome aboard to the ride that Dmitry Wild takes you on – it’s upbeat, positive, and catchy. With memorable riffs and a notable feel-good vibe, this infectious track simultaneously calls to mind Iggy Pop and The Strokes.
On “Don’t Need Anybody” Wild delivers his vocals with casually defiant flair, surrounded by rolling waves of shining guitar riffs, a slinky bass line groove, kicky drum hits, and crashing cymbals. The ambience is exciting, yet laid-back at the same time and captures true rock ‘n’ roll spirit.
Following his latest single ‘‘Pandemic Summer’, we sense the proverbial fog somewhat lifting with this new single. “The idea came during the pandemic. I felt people needed more positivity in the world around us,” says Dmitry Wild.
For Dmitry Wild, all ultimately lead back to oneself. After surviving 9/11 due to a late train on the way to band practice, he has fronted 10 bands of his own and collaborated with the likes of The Cramps’ Jungle Jim and Vladimir Komarov from the iconic Russian band Punk TV.
“Every song offers opposing storyline, there is a separate theatre of meanings and emotions that highlights what we as humanity just lived through in 2020, but when that’s done in major tonalities and to a ripping drum beat it feels good to be alive again,” says Dmitry Wild.
“The first song ‘Don’t Need Anybody’ offers an introspection and resolution that you don’t need anybody’s approval, digital or physical, for you to accept yourself for who you are. Also, to really truly live, all you need is some time, peace and your own soul to guide you an emotion that gets yelled out through the microphone.”
A musician, actor and writer, Dmitry Wild’s ever-present musical persona always leads him on fascinating adventures. His book ‘Why Be Normal?’ details a raucous road trip and his own personal search for the American Dream.
Upon moving to NYC, he launched a more solo trajectory, as the main writer, composer, guitarist and a performer of all material. With performance, emotion and lyrics at the core of his music, live shows take on a theatrical and, at times, mystical experience with a band of true conspirators, performing under the name Dmitry Wild and the Spells (with Peter Breed doubling on keys and bass).
In early 2022, Dmitry Wild plans to release a full-length album of edgy ballads, folky gypsy tales, a few covers, other introspective tracks inspired by the ’80s and garage blues. For now, ‘Don’t Need Anybody’ will be released on December 1 and will be available across all good digital sites, including Bandcamp, where it can already be ordered.
Written by Dmitry Wild
All guitars, vocals and bass performed and recorded by Dmitry Wild
Track 1 mixed by Byron Frayne. Track 2 mixed by David Pattillo
Mastering by David Pattillo
Drums by Matt Liptak
Piano by Byron Frayne
Sax by Stan Killian
While you are here, also enjoy some of Dmitry’s recent releases: