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 solid national following, highlighted by a national tour with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.
Zirkel shows influence from across hip-hop, pop and alternative rock in his diverse and genre-bending soundscape. 2020 EP ‘Through Fear & Fighting’ balanced heartfelt lyricism, emotive and gripping guitar lines and resurgent, uplifting melodies.
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.
New single “Serotonin” is a cathartic and delightfully smooth summer anthem, awash with glistening pop hooks and driving guitar breakdowns.