New Jersey artist dietrich. has caught our attention for his new song “hollywood”. A potent, heartfelt song that blends acoustic and electric elements engagingly, “hollywood” makes for a relatable listen as it details trials and tribulations with mental health and substance use. “hollywood” demonstrates dietrich.’s focus and prowess as a songwriter, with a dynamic sound that opens with acoustic guitars that build wistfully into a powerful hook. Underscored by raw electric guitars and a potent rhythm section, dietrich. bursts into a cathartic hook that lingers in the listener’s mind long after the song is complete.
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 song “hollywood” a listen below.