dietrich. has dropped off a new song, called “hollywood”. The talented artist continues to expand his versatile palette with this emotive track, a blend of acoustic and electric elements that draws from indie, alt-pop, emo, and more. Detailing his trials and tribulations with mental health and substance abuse, “hollywood” relates to many listeners and finds dietrich. dropping off a potent, heartfelt offering overall.
“hollywood” demonstrates dynamic songwriting, opening with natural acoustic guitars that give the song a bittersweet tone, before giving way to potent vocals from dietrich. He builds his melodies into a cathartic hook that uses flourishes of raw electric guitars and intense percussion to conjure powerful energy.
Touching on what inspired “hollywood”, dietrich. says “writing “hollywood” was my first time being honest in a song. Ironically, it was the easiest to write. This is my darkest, most terrifying story I’ve ever had to tell. I started to write “hollywood” almost immediately after waking up one morning in August, 2021. I went to rehab that September. I’d belt out the lyrics in this music room, over this old Fender acoustic they had. I got sober an was able to bring myself to make music again. I recorded the first demo of “hollywood” with my uncle at my grandma’s house”.
Give dietrich.’s latest offering “hollywood” a listen below and further familiarize yourself with this talented, versatile artist.