Catch up with Italian alt-rockers Soldiers Of A Wrong War and watch the video for their new single, "We Will Never Fall", from the band's forthcoming album.
What brought you all together?
There's one key word for this question and that key word is: Music. We were lucky to find each other and start this project cause it's 9 years now that we’ve played together; we love what we do and the sound that we developed through these years. It's never easy to find the right people when you have a specific project in mind in terms of sound and songwriting and we had the fortune to immediately feel a connection between us in terms of ideas, type of music that we listen to and willing to work hard in order to follow our vision. We see our band as a company, everybody has his role and we're working together to reach a common goal. We're not the kind of band who records a song and then waits for people to do stuff for them, we believe that if you really want to succeed, you have to stand up, plan everything and do the best that you can to get what you deserve. We think that hard work pays and we're working harder than ever.
Which musicians would you say you've been influenced by?
There are so many musicians that we could name and it'd become a never ending list of great artists. I think that if each of us could pick one name, we'd go with Metallica, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters and Deftones.
If you were to make a playlist to share with your fans, which three songs - from other artists - would you have to include?
This is a challenging question, cause there are so many songs that we'd like to recommend to all of you so now we have to find the top 3 and it's not gonna be easy cause this world is full of beautiful tracks that everyone should know. If we had to choose three, it'd be "Everlong" by Foo Fighters, "Every Breath You Take" by The Police and "D'You Know What I Mean?" by Oasis.
How would you describe your sound to someone who had never heard your music before?
If you're looking for some fresh and sharp rock music that will jump into your ears to conquer your brain, freeze it in a moment of pure pleasure and give it back to you safely refreshed, then Soldiers Of A Wrong War is exactly what you need!
What were your inspirations behind your single and the video for "We Will Never Fall”?
We wrote this song thinking about how the world in which we live in is full of contradictions and no one seems to care about it, it seems that everyone is ok with the concept of truth that has been designed for us and most of us don't care to dig deeper, to inform themselves about what the real truth is because 99% of the time you never know the truth, you know 'a' truth. Don't be told what can or can't be done, question everything and always try to listen with the intent to understand, not with just the intent to replay.
Could you tell us more about your forthcoming album and how it will compare to your previous releases?
We finished the recordings of our new album some weeks ago and we're really satisfied with the outcome. This new LP is definitely gonna sound more mature but you'll always recognize the Soldiers Of A Wrong War imprint. Right now we are looking for a good label that could be interested in our project. We wanna have the chance to bring this album to as many people as possible so we're looking for a great label team that will be able to develop the release of this album with us. We really hope we'll have the chance to share all the new songs and this new album with the whole world as soon as possible.
What do you hope listeners and your fans are able to take away from your music?
We like to create a connection with our fans when it comes to writing our songs and most of all we like to write songs which can help people to feel better. Music isn't just a simple passion or a hobby for us, it is devotion and commitment, it's the chance to help people by giving them that one moment in which they feel free and safe by listening to one of our songs.
Is there anything you want to add?
Thanks for giving us some space on The Music Rag, really appreciate that. If anyone wants to know more about the band, just get in touch with us on our Facebook page. And don't forget to check out our brand new single and video "We Will Never Fall".