INTERVIEW: The Wildfires Projekt

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

All things considered we’ve been pretty great! Although our tour has been postponed, we’ve still been able to connect to our fans through social media and new music that we have the opportunity to write at this time.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Eyes Sewn Shut”?

Absolutely! Eyes Sewn Shut from start to finish is super driven both musically and lyrically. I don’t think it’s possible to turn it on, and not get off your feet, and throw your hands in the air!

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

The song is based on a time where I was in a really bad place, and I had been binge drinking to try and self-medicate (it doesn’t work I promise). I drove my car off the side of the rode, and almost hit a pole. The song is an alternate reality where I had died, and God’s speaking to me at the end of my life about how things could’ve been different.

What was the inspiration behind the lyric video?

I’m fairly certain I just told the creator to make it dark, edgy, and powerful haha.

The single comes off your new EP From Which We Came – what’s the story behind the title?

The title is pulled from Genesis where we are punished for our sins and disobedience. This record talks about the flaws of humanity, and the situations we put ourselves in, so it just fit. When the title came to me, I just couldn’t get away from it. You’ll hear those lyrics multiple times within the record.

How was the recording and writing process?

Really simple honestly. When you connect with the people you’re working with, and you understand each other, things just flow.

What was it like to work with Ronnie Winter and how did that relationship develop?

Working with Ronnie was incredible to say the least. What’s the most interesting though is how it all came together. When I was in high school, I gave the band my first (and terrible) record at a show they put on in NJ. Fast forward more than 10 years later and Ronnie ends up being on a show I produce called Sounds of the Underground. We got to talking about production, and a couple weeks later he reached out and said he was interested in working together. Obviously, we got started on the album, and next thing I know we are touring the country with them. Its really crazy how things happen, and I can only come to the conclusion that God was involved in the whole process. It just came together so smoothly.

How did working with him influence the album? 

I mean he is an emo icon, how could he not? Haha

What aspect of anxiety and depression did you get to explore on this record?

I explored the depression and anxiety that comes from situations including co-dependency, holding onto hate, sexual assault, alcoholism, and overall poor life choices.

Where else did you find the inspiration for the songs and lyrics?

I just pull things from my own life, and the lives of those around me. I try to keep everything real in my songs as often as possible.

What else is happening next in The Wildfires Projekt’s world?

After this quarantine we are back on the road with Red Jumpsuit, and releasing more music!!

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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