Your Own Time Zone: An Interview with Soldiers of A Wrong War

The name “Soldiers of a Wrong War” sounds harsh, but in reality has one of the most family-esque vibes of their genre.

Everybody in this band has his role and we're working together to reach a common goal,” the band says. “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. We want to make a career out of music and we're aware that to pursue this goal we have to make sacrifices – a lot – but being musicians is the only thing that we truly ever wanted in our lives since we started this band ten years ago. So we are working hard and we'll always work harder, doing whatever it takes to reach our goal.”

From the very beginning of the project, Italy-based Soldiers of a Wrong War felt that they were each invested in the project enough that they knew this was where they belonged. As they were writing songs for their first album, Lights & Karma, a musical connection was formed that ran deeper than they had expected.

Their latest album, Countdowns, tells a story of the concept of time. As time is a reoccuring theme throughout the album, the band wanted to break down the subject and explore why it is such an important aspect of society. “The message we want listeners to take away from this record is that everyone works based on their own time zone,” the band says. “Each one of us will find the right path in his life but with his own pace. Someone is still single, someone got married and waited 10 years before having a child, someone became CEO at 25 and died at 50 while another became a CEO at 50 and lived to 90 years. We're all different and that's what makes us special. The most important thing is that you stay true to yourself. You’re not late, you are not early, you’re very much on time because you're in your own time zone!”

Although the writing and recording process for Countdowns went smoothly, the band firmly believes that there are still lessons to be learned from it. With this album being more rock than alternative, this studio experience was different than last time around. By constantly keeping that mindset of knowing this is where they belong and – smooth process or not – these are moments that are teaching them to be better musicians and better people.

Soldiers of a Wrong War are on to something big by exploring the concept of time on their latest album. By continuing to explore and learn, it’s only a matter of time before their next big record drops.