BULLETBOYS Frontman Wants To Launch 'Up-Tempo, R&B, Dance' Side Project

April 19, 2018

BULLETBOYS frontman Marq Torien has told Icon Vs. Icon that he plans on branching off from his main band in the coming years and pursuing outside projects, including "doing some solo records." He said: "I have a project that I'm putting together that's going to be extremely different than the BULLETBOYS. It's going to be almost a throwback to the James Brown era. It's going to be very up-tempo, R&B, dance stuff that will be at a different level. I am working with a couple cats about the idea, and it's going to be in a big-band format with horns, backgrounds singers and what have you. I'm trying to put something together like SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE! That's what I really want, but we'll see how it goes. [Laughs] I just want to do something at that level where you get all dressed up and you're up there looking rad and the people coming to the shows are completely dressed up as well. You're up there playing stuff that's going to make the people get up and dance. It's a whole different thing than just rock 'n' roll music or hard rock and metal. It's something I definitely can't wait to explore."

BULLETBOYS' new album, "From Out Of The Skies", was released on March 23 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc was recorded at the Dave Grohl's Studio 606 in Northridge, California.

Marq told L.A. Metal Media about "From Out Of The Skies": "I actually wanted to take what we did on [2015 album] 'Elefanté' and take it to even, maybe, not the same thing, but in the same genre of what we were doing. This record's punk rock, funk, R&B, rock and roll and metal, all kind of just thrown into a blender and put through there with some pop influences also. I really put it out there, really lyrically about some of the things that I've gone through in bad ways and in good ways. I've never really been able to do that. That's the one thing that's very scary when you're honest with your lyrics and you really let it all out there and are really honest. I hear artists always talk about it. I was, like, 'What are they talking about?' When you actually do it, you're, like, 'Wait a minute…they're right. This isn't that easy to be so honest.' But I really think we accomplished that with this new album."

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