Ralph played Most Beautiful Thing by Teenage Wildlife (the alter ego of London based musician John Wright) a couple of Sundays ago on the Radio KC Indie Show to some excellent feedback so therefor it's great to be able to bring you news that a new track has been released.
Come On and Shoot is intricately layered track replete with smouldering vocals and an infusion of electronica - it's tight, smooth, funky yet sultry. A stylish and completely engaging composition that's been on repeat here in the kennel for the last two weeks.
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 he received the encouragement he needed to release his music as Teenage Wildlife.
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 featuring some of Britain's most iconic musicians, collaborating on its soundtrack with Paul Weller, Johnny Marr and John Taylor of Duran Duran.
The singles released earlier this year, Last Great Love Affair and Most Beautiful Thing, received worldwide airplay and had the likes of Netsky and 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 an interestingly titled debut album The Degenerate Art Exhibition which is slated for release in spring 2015.