Actor, Tristan Wilds has been on the rise for quite some time now. Wilds is best known for his roles as Michael Lee on the HBO’s original drama series The Wire and as Dixon Wilson on the CW drama series 90210. For the last few years, Tristan has captivated audiences with his charm, charisma and of course, some great acting, and now, after years on both the small and big screen (as well as several theater productions), Wilds is ready to take on his second love, Music. Enter, Mack Wilds, the musically inclined alter ego of the actor, who has replaced his acting chops with smooth vocals and some mesmerizing beats. Mack is not the first actor to turn his talents from acting to singing, but he will definitely be one of the more successful ones. No shade included, just trust us. With that said, there should be no surprise as to why we chose Tristan to cover the October/November Digital Cover of Stuff Fly People Like! Tristan exudes what the fly people like, and we’ve been following his movement for a while now, he’s indeed what Fly People Like!
Step into a few quotes from our interview with Mack below:
On what made right now the right time to make the transition from acting to singing;
“I think it was perfect timing with 90210 ending. It just made sense to go full fledge with it. I’m usually a gut feeling type of person, and my gut was telling me to go, so instead of backing up, I decided to go hard with it!”
On what can we expect to hear musically on this new project;
“Realness. It’s a taste of the New York feeling. The iconic feel on New York City. The sound of where we are from, and also just great music.”
On what would make him the happiest as a result of his debut album dropping today;
“Going on Twitter tomorrow and seeing the love from the fans and the critics. That’s all I want. I just want people to hear it and let me know what they think. I just want people to hear it. I want people to love it like I love it.”
Mack follows in the foot steps of SFPL Alumni; Elle Varner, Bridget Kelly, Dawn Richard & Luke James.
You can check out the FULL STORY here!
Stylist: Reginald Elliott (Entree LS)
Assistant Stylist(s): Gabriel Williams & Rae Holliday
Photographer: Andrew Fennell
MUA: Patricia Ambroise
Behind-The-Scenes Photography: Bernard Smalls of SFPL
Brands: Entree LS, Gifted Apparel, Served Fresh, Tekkies Bk & Ocessories.
Words & Interview By Rae Holliday (Of Stuff Fly People Like)