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John Zdrojeski is a performing artist based out of Brooklyn, NY.
He is an Obie award winning actor, singer/songwriter, and artistic adventurer who—without apology—immerses himself in the singing of his song. Like the art rock pioneers who came before him (David Bowie, Kate Bush, and Pink Floyd) he creates universes, with his latest being the forthcoming LP Misters.
John’s first stab at doing this came in May 2019, when he released his debut EP Primitive. A five song story chronicling the life cycle of a relationship, its music was heavily influenced by the work of Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, and Bon Iver. Of “Madness,” Primitive’s climax, The Wild is Calling wrote:
“John patiently weaves his narrative like a maze that only he knows the route through, breaking between lines, dancing around his melody but never repeating it exactly. Without knowing his face, you can see him, alone under the spotlight on the stage, a delivery so natural, you swear he’s writing it on the spot.”
For his follow up, John has taken all the theatrical and storytelling impulses hinted at on Primitive and turned them up to eleven. Misters is an exploration of white American masculinity through classic, rollicking, riff-driven rock ‘n’ roll, with John adopting a ravaged alter-ego named Virgil Wilde. Part Dorian Gray’s picture and part Ziggy Stardust, Virgil channels the toxic personas of figures known only as “Misters,” through song, and in doing so, asks the question: can we save ourselves from ourselves?
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