Rock trio Project X is Sylvie Studente (vox/guitar), Terri De Marco (bass) and Dave Forster (drums). Following the success of debut single ‘One’, the band is back with ‘Breathe’. We caught up with them to find out more.
‘Breathe’ is essentially about wanting to let go of something that still grips on.
Who did you take inspiration from?
Sylvie: Mostly grunge and alternative music, and female fronted groups, such as L7
Terri: Mostly 90s grunge
Dave: I take influence from lots of places, but play like myself at the end of the day.
Why the name ‘Project X’, what do you stand for?
Terri: Purely random, it was the name of Sylvie’s folder containing the songs before we worked on it together
How would you describe your musical style?
If you could collaborate with any living artist, who would you love to work with?
Sylvie: That’s a tough one, Skunk Anansie, L7, PJ Harvey… there’s quite a list!
Terri: Dave Grohl
Tell us about your new single ‘Breathe’. What’s it about?
Sylvie: The song is essentially about wanting to let go of something that still grips on.
When did you write it and where did you record it?
Sylvie: I had already tracked the vocals and guitar prior to lockdown, Dave and Terri recorded their parts remotely, and we filmed the video sections individually from our separate lounges.
Terri: Sylvie had already written the song, we recorded our parts remotely during lockdown.
Dave: I recorded my parts at home in a mobile recording set up. I record and produce a lot of music remotely.
How does ‘Breathe’ represent you?
Sylvie: I think the overall grunge style, and how the various instruments and song sections work together.
What are your hopes for ‘Breathe’?
Sylvie: Our debut single recorded in lock-down achieved a lot of radio play internationally. Since the release of our follow up single “Breathe” we have had track play in 69 countries world-wide. We are hoping that Breathe will follow in the success in helping to get the band name about and expanding the reach of our music.
Terri: We plan to soon take over the world!
Dave: To get the band’s name out
What are your other plans for what’s fast becoming a crazy year?
Sylvie: We have begun working on another track, which is in progress at the moment and have discussed working on an EP.
Dave: Some form of normality if possible.
Finally, if you could go back in time and give yourselves one piece of advice, when would it be and what would you say?
Dave: One life, live it!
Listen to ‘Breathe’ on SoundCloud below. For the latest, follow Project X on Facebook.