John Wright is a multi-instrumentalist based in Shoreditch, London. 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. 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.”
Come on and Shoot is scheduled for release on 5th January 2015. Simply put, it is a fantastic song. Brilliantly melodic, seamlessly blending dub and electronica elements to also give it also a glitchy and edgy sound at times. It has outstanding male and female vocals which are brilliantly layered as indeed are all of the sounds. The production is spot on, allowing the different elements to stand out creating a great overall sound.
On the basis of this song, The Degenerate Art Exhibition, the debut album scheduled for released in Spring 2015 is definitely one to look out for.