5TH PROJEKT JOURNEYS BETWEEN CHAOS AND CONTROL WITH THEIR NEW SINGLE, ‘THE WRONG WAY’ INSPIRED BY THE CAMINO
‘THE WRONG WAY’ IS THE SECOND SINGLE FROM THEIR UPCOMING EP, ‘THE WOLF’
LIVE PERFORMANCE AT LEE’S PALACE, TORONTO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH
VAGABOND COVER ART
10 JANUARY 2023 (TORONTO, ON) – “The Wrong Way”, the second single from 5th PROJEKT’s upcoming EP, The Wolf arrives in advance of the extended play’s release on March 7th, 2023 via their own independent label, Organik Rekords.
The Toronto cinematic art-rock band takes us through unexpected twists and turns in The Wrong Way, a psychedelic journey of orchestrated chaos. Bordering on experimental art pop, the female fronted genre-bending band draws inspiration from surf rock, drum and bass and metal on this avant-garde adventure that conjures visions of video games.
Multi-instrumentalist, Sködt McNalty, combines layers of lush, hypnotic fretboard-tapped acoustic guitar and fuzz bass with frantically distressed tremolo guitar, monophonic analog synth, precarious pounding drums and percussion to create intricate syncopated melodies that are held together by the soaring vocal hooks and harmonies of Tara Rice.
The process of creating this song was one of order from chaos – an echoing of life, trying to make sense of the world that we’re born into. In the tradition of Chaos Magick, the music was composed using the cut-up technique popularized by William S. Burroughs, where three different versions of this song were cut up and pasted into what became this final version.
This new body of work was years in the making, an alchemical process inspired by Rice and McNalty’s weeks-long journey under the Milky Way following ley lines on the Camino Santiago de Compostela. Also called The Way, this walking meditation from the south of France, across northern Spain to the Atlantic Ocean is a mystical initiation that dates back thousands of years.
IMAGE CREDIT: 5th PROJEKT
ABOUT 5TH PROJEKT
5th PROJEKT’s recent single, Vagabond was featured in Spill Magazine, V13, Canadian Beats and other local and international publications. The band’s previous EP, The Labyrinth (2022) enjoyed 11 weeks on Top 30 college radio charts across Canada making the Top 10 in Guelph and Windsor. The band was featured in the spotlight series on Canadian psychedelia, Psych! on CFUV 101.9FM Victoria, BC, and received accolades as Earshot Distro’s Artist of the Week. Their music has received award nominations from The Ontario Independent Music Awards, The Toronto Independent Music Awards and The Orange County Music Awards. The band’s captivating live presence has led them to showcase at music festivals like NXNE, Canadian Music Week, Indie Week, Kaleidoscope and Spirits of the Earth Festival along with two tours of Eastern Canada. On stage, 5th PROJEKT is a 4-piece featuring Rice (vocals, guitar) and McNalty (guitars) accompanied by Peter Broadley (bass) and Jeremy Oram (drums).