ZAYDE WØLF RELEASES A DELUXE VERSION OF HIS LATEST ALBUM MODERN ALCHEMY
Nashville artist ZAYDE WØLF has released a jammed packed deluxe version of his latest album Modern Alchemy, a work that has already charted in over 25 countries on the iTunes overall charts and debuted in the top ten Alternative charts here in the U.S. ZAYDE WØLF is the project of producer, songwriter and entrepreneur Dustin Burnett. The deluxe version of Modern Alchemy contains 11 bonus tracks that include collaborations from artists like BHAVIOR, FJØRA, Generdyn, Built By Titan and more. When talking to Billboard about the collaborations Burnett commented that "They're all very different from each other, which I love. It was fun to hear what other people heard in something I created."
The album title Modern Alchemy is derived from the medieval chemistry of converting poor metals into gold. The driving theme is all about self-betterment and pushing yourself beyond what you thought possible despite where you came from or how people may have defined you. This topic hits very close to home for Burnett, who grew up in Metropolis, a small town in Illinois best known for its fictional son, Clark Kent aka Superman. The riverfront factory town is a shell of what it used to be, and the level of success Burnett has achieved, both personally and professionally, is beyond anything he ever imagined. All the original songs are packed with uplifting and motivational lyrics, set to the backdrop of the epic sonic production ZAYDE WØLF has become known for. Solidifying this epic theme, the remixes and bonus tracks catapult the deluxe to new heights. "The deluxe version of Modern Alchemy completes the full vision of the concept and expands it into new areas with the amazing features and collaborations," Burnett says. It includes stand out tracks like “Hurricane” with raw, rule-breaking artist FJØRA. Producer, writer and electronic artist Built By Titan, whose remix of “Dangerous” is Burnett’s personal favorite, said “When you think of ZAYDE WØLF’s music, you think of one thing: energy. It's quite challenging to deliver on a remix of a song that already is so big and powerful.”
The dynamic nature of ZAYDE WØLF’s music lies in its sweeping choruses, powerful heart swelling lyrics and ability to motivate listeners. Burnett’s sharp ear and production work is what originally launched him into writing and recording for his own project. ZAYDE WØLF was born from a track that Burnett originally wrote for another artist to sing, but the artist never showed. He then boldly decided to cut the song for himself and the rest is history. That one ZAYDE WØLF song released less than three years ago has led to two full-length albums, an EP, dozens of singles and a dedicated following that includes over 650,000 Spotify monthly listeners, 48 million streams on Spotify, over 25 million YouTube views and 115,000 subscribers. It has also lead to placements in hundreds of films, TV shows, trailers, commercials, and video games. The list includes Shameless, Teen Wolf, Love, Simon, the Jack Reacher 2 trailer, The Maze Runner 3, Pride Prejudice & Zombies, spots for UFC, the NFL and the NBA.
In addition to being the creative mastermind behind ZAYDE WØLF, Burnett is also the co-owner of a drum sample and loops company called That Sound that has become a staple for top level artists and producers. The business has more than doubled in the past year, due to the quality of their work, making their live drum samples more in demand than ever before.
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