INTERVIEW: Sylvia Bosco Talks (And Premieres) New Single “Don’t” + More

Hi Sylvia, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Thank you – I am doing really well! It has been a busy, fast moving 2020 so far, but I’m ready to take it on!

Can you talk to us more about your latest single DON’T?

DON’T was written after a tumultuous breakup when I was questioning if I’d done the right thing. Yes, there is clarity and power that comes with a new chapter, but I couldn’t help but miss everything that we were when things were good.

Even though there was frustration and a whole lot of pain, there was so much love that can’t just be thrown away. It’s about that push and pull we feel after a breakup. It hurts like hell knowing that moving on is the best thing to do. I kept trying to find a way to make it work – “Don’t say it’s over because we’re meant to be.”

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

I was in a relationship for five years, and after the breakup, there was a brief moment of clarity before fear stepped in. The fear of losing what we once had and never getting it back again. It all came rushing in!

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yes! I am super excited because this will be my first music video EVER! I’m working with the amazing production team, Beige Cashmere. They worked closely with one of my favorite musicians, Eric Bellinger.

To be released in March, so keep an eye out!

How was the recording and writing process?

It’s amazing how far a song can go from start to finish!

Writing the song was effortless – I remember feeling really upset and angry. At first, it was this kind of punk-rock song, but when I brought it to my producer, my emotions evolved into sass.

It’s crazy how production can change a song! It went from punk-rock to the fun funk-pop song you’re listening to now.

What was it like to work with Bill Jackson and how did that relationship develop?

Working with Bill has been great! He is so at ease in his executions. Well, it makes sense, he’s been doing this professionally for years!

I actually met Bill through his son, Chris Jackson, who produced and engineered the song. It really is a small world!

How much did he get to influence the song?

Well Bill mixed and mastered the song and then his son produced it. There was a lot of Jackson men influence! Bill has mixed and mastered for a lot of the greats, including Prince. It was always meant to have a funky vibe!

What role does LA play in your music?

I am actually from LA (born and raised!) so it plays a huge role. I didn’t come here to do music like most other artists I know because I was already here! Being in LA, you’re around music constantly and it pushes you to be your best.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Yes, I already have a few other projects lined up after this release. It’s coming along nicely. Each song has a different vibe and it has been so fun to explore my sound – Plus I get to work with some incredible musicians!

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

For right now, stream DON’T on Friday, February 21st… more to come soon!

Any plans to hit the road?

Definitely later this year when I release my EP! I’ll hit all the major spots in California. In March, you can catch me in Austin, Texas because I’m heading to SXSW!

What else is happening next in Sylvia Bosco’s world?

Some cool collaborations in the works, but I can’t talk about those just yet, but get excited!

RJ Frometa
Author: RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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