The Wildfires Projekt has dropped a new EP, Lost & Searching. Listen to it now below.
The solo project of Johnny Zirkel marries a heady blend of pop and alternative rock, with a collection of high-energy and gloriously hooky anthems including “Serotonin” and “Headlights”.
From the mind of Santa Clarita based Johnny Zirkel, The Wildfires Projekt creates modern anthems for a culture that has been shaped by mental health struggles, anger, fear and addiction. Zirkel’s frank, honest and visceral approach in broaching pertinent topics have earned the West Coast act a blossoming fan base, highlighted by a recent national tour with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.
The Wildfires Projekt shows influence from across hip-hop, pop and alternative rock in his diverse and genre-bending soundscape. Heartfelt lyricism and resurgent, uplifting melodies adorn the new release.
Zirkel is also responsible for the creation of internationally recognized non-profit Reverse The Trend, with his work in the fight against bullying seeing Zirkel speak at the Vans’ Warped Tour as well as over 400 schools across the US.
Brought to life by recent single “Paradise”, featuring Say We Can Fly, The Wildfires Projekt’s new EP showcases driving guitars, set against a glistening pop sensibility.