Q&A by Jarrad
Tell us about your new single/ album/ tour?
I have a brand new record out called “Caribbean Gold” Its full of Indie synth pop and funk goodness, this May we hit the road with a full live band, we will be bringing along the big cheesy sing alongs and “Long hair, don’t care” dance moves.
How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
In and out burger, because everything they sell is made fresh in the store on the day and I like to think that the World Wild sound is also just as fresh if not fresher. fresh!
Which song resonates most strongly and why?
The track “Caribbean Gold” was a poem that my dad wrote to me while he was living in Barbados, My father is a poet and has been a huge inspiration as he is the hardest worker I have ever met. That song means a lot to me, I called the record Caribbean Gold for him.
Any on the road anecdotes?
Our first show was in Melbourne, here’s a pic from that trip (Pic attached)
(Left) Ben Hancock, photographer. (Right) Nick Jones, World Wild guitarist.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
I draw a lot of inspiration from the 80’s, the photographs, posters, postcards, fashion, video’s, skateboards and MOVIES from the era really tingle my spine, Glen Friedman, Phill Collins, Vivienne Westwood, Malcolm McLaren, Christian Hosoi, John Hughes, Corey Feldman always capture my full attention. I also have an over active brain, my imagination is bigger than me and keeps me rolling around the bed at night to the point of me being in the studio days on end without sleep. Its quite an interesting state to be in…
What’s next for you?
Im going to buy an 80’s video camera and make something fun, I want to print a whole new range of merch up and film people doing obscure things in them with a World Wild track over the top of it. I also want to release some limited singles on cassette whilst I finish recording my next EP. After tour I will be back in full creative mode. I have some serious colabs coming up too!
What’s your scene?
The TV show “Full House”.
About World Wild
Hailing from Adelaide, Jarrad Lee Jackson aka World Wild is the mystical face behind the next synth sensation World Wild. With his debut EP recently released and east coast tour kicking off May 21st, Jarrad is also heading his own retro meets surfer/skater fashion label which intends to expand the way that music and culture are seen together – hand in hand, bringing you the sounds, visuals and feels of the 80’s rebirth.
Once a punk rock drummer in former band Dangerous! Jarrad has now done a 180 not only producing and recording but also singing and writing, dedicating all of his raw passion for the new World Wild pop rock.
Drawing influence from an eclectic range of musical juggernauts including The Beastie Boys, Grandmaster Flash, Van Halen, Blood Orange, The Beach Boys, M83, Tears for Fears, Duran Duran, Devo and MGMT, World Wild is a little bit like the love child of cheesy 80s disco and flawlessly technical 00s electronica. In other words – total magic.
World Wild is now set to capture the souls of the 80’s skate ‘n’ surf revelers. As in the words of Jarrad Lee Jackson – “Now lets dance in the freedom air of nostalgia”