Interview: Quickfire with Woz

Few musicians have the courage to open up their hearts in a way that is as candid, raw and personal as rising alternative artist Dylan “Woz” Wozniak.

Today sees the singer, songwriter and guitarist unveil his latest single, entitled ‘Medicine’. Powerfully honest and emotive in tone, the track continues to showcase Woz as one of the most exciting newcomers to have emerged from the US over the last twelve months.

Coinciding with the release, we asked Woz to tell us a little more about the meaning behind the song, along with some other questions that will give you a glimpse into the mind of this future music star.

Your new single is called ‘Medicine’. What inspired you to write the song?

‘Medicine’ encapsulates the darkest period of my life. The lyric was inspired by a quote in the show Bojack Horseman, where his mom says “You’re Bojack Horseman, there’s no cure for that.” The song itself is about having Borderline Personality Disorder, and the addictions and self-destructive behavior that came with it. At the time I truly believed that those behaviors were who I was, and theres no way for me to fix that. I’m sober now and am on medication, so thankfully I was wrong.

What does a typical day for Woz look like at the moment?

My day is pretty routine honestly. I wake up, hang out with my dog, do some writing, and from there I make TikToks and stuff for a bit, and then I go out and hang with my friends! Also band practice, that’s my favorite part of the week usually!

What would you say has been your career highlight so far?

Probably playing my first show at a venue. We played the Amityville Music Hall in my town and it was awesome! My friends were there, and people who follow me online too! It was surreal, the place was packed out, it was emotional!

Who would your dream collaboration be with, and why?

I have too many dream collaborations. Jack Antonoff would be a sick one, I’m a huge fan of everything he’s done. Also a lot of fashion people would be cool too. If I ever got to do something that ended up in me wearing some fancy Saint Laurent clothes, I’d be so happy.

What do you have in store for the year ahead?

Where do I start? All I’ll say is more shows, more music, and stuff that I can’t say quite yet.

Stream Woz’s widely acclaimed 2022 hit EP ‘At the Gulf’ here.