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A Dirty Dozen with CORY BRITT from BREATHING THEORY – February 2020

| 4 February 2020 | Reply


According to a recent press release: “Orlando, Florida, Hard Rock band Breathing Theory have released their full length album titled BALANCE on all digital outlets. The record was produced by Collin Morrison and David Marfitt of Innerforce Productions, whereas two of the songs, “Animals” and “Who We Are” were co-produced and mixed by Grammy Award Winner, Malcolm Springer. In addition, the band has been added to the line-up of Blue Ridge Rock Fest in Appomattox, VA September 18-20, 2020.”  We get the singer Cory to discuss new music, influences, and much more…

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets you put in the material or that only diehard fans might find?

There’s actually no hidden nuggets or anything but what you might miss the first or second time listening is there’s definitely a few different electronic pieces that we used in several songs as well as a couple different sounds as far as the drum kits go if you listen some of the songs have a little bit more of a rock band vibe and then some songs have a little bit more of a pop artist vibe. I truly think we did our best to deliver an album that is as close to our live performance or a live sounding album as we could.

2. What got you into music, and can you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to be a musician?

I think for all of us it started as children something about it just stirred something up in all of us as small kids. For me personally I remember 2nd or 3rd grade always singing along in my karaoke machine to oldies cassette tapes dreaming in my head about being like a popstar something and then finally around 10 years old I discovered hard rock music and actually seeing Papa roach’s last resort video on like in TV to I just knew you from that moment I’m going to start a rock band.

3. Building on that, is there a specific song, album, performer, or live show that guided your musical taste?

I think at that age discovering Papa Roach and other alike artist, I was definitely kind of grabbed by Linkin Park and those kinds of bands but I think for all of us, we all kind of fell in love with different artists or different bands that inspired us I know Rob’s always been really big in the 80’s metal column with a super Avenged Sevenfold fan; Keggins pretty much always been Rock & hip Hop I think he also had Lincoln Park as one of his favorites in the beginning and Joey’s really kind of a slap funk player like you would hear Primus do.

4. Who would be your main five musical influences?

I can’t entirely say for everyone but I do know that all of us pretty much collectively vibe off of the new Falling In Reverse stuff. All the new Bring Me The Horizon stuff Nothing More’s last two albums and of course we pay tribute to some Linkin Park influences as well as even some pop influences like Billie Eilish.

5. If you could call in any one collaborator to do a song with, who would it be, and why?

I definitely would love to do a song with either Corey Taylor, Jonny Hawkins, or Ollie Sykes. Quite frankly each of them offer a different artistic element so I feel like each of them would create something different or bring something different to the table.

6. How would you describe your music to someone who’d never listened to you before? What is the one comparison a reviewer or fan has made that made you cringe or you disagreed with?

I always tell people were kind of like a musical buffet you’re going to get your heavy you’re going to get your soft you’re going to get your Melody you’re going to get your screaming you’ll get your singing it’s just all rolled into one. But lately with the new album Balance, I think that we have taken on this warm fuzzy beautiful magic feeling and if you’ve never heard us you have to listen to see if you could feel it. As far as cringe-worthy comparison I think that I’ve had people compare us to stained or like Disturbed and that’s not exactly the vibe that we are going for but it’s 100% cool that people kind of come to that in their on opinion or feel that way in their own perspective.

7. When your band is hanging out together, who cooks, who gets the drinks in, and who is first to crack out the acoustic guitars for a singalong?

When we are hanging out together usually we’re focused on getting things done but if we happen to have down time, usually any one of us might pick up a guitar or run out to get food or some drinks it’s kind of whoever’s feeling like it at the moment.

8. When was the last time you were starstruck and who was it?

Me personally the last time I was starstruck, was probably the very first time we met up with flaws to get prepared for the tour and me being a big Chris Volz fan as a teenager meeting all the guys and getting the hang out with them and talk to them it was just surreal. Chris Volz, Jason Daunt, Ryan Jurhs.

9. What is the best part of being a musician? If you could no longer be a musician for whatever reason, what would be your dream job?

Well actually I would say there’s two best things about it one the live performance aspect nothing feels the same being in front of all those people seeing all those faces basically enchanted and just mesmerized by the expression and the magic in the music nothing replaces that and then actually being in the studio and creating something new or something that grabs you in a way that you’re like super excited about finishing that particular song those to us are the best aspects overall, along with traveling to knew places to meet people and play our music for them. I’d probably be a full-time tattoo artist.

10. Looking back over your career, is there a single moment or situation you feel was a misstep or you would like to have a “do over,” even if it didn’t change your current situation?

Oh most definitely, over the years we had to learn the hard way who to give money and who not to give money who to trust that our best interest was also their best interest from trusting management companies from trusting deals made through mutual partners you just kind of learn everybody’s out for themselves and you got to be careful where you spend your money and who you trust. Wasting time where you shouldn’t. Stay focused on the career path.

11. If you could magically go back in time and be a part of the recording sessions for any one record in history, which would you choose – and what does that record mean to you?

That’s definitely a tough question I’m sure all of us have different answers I can’t exactly say for everyone but I think I would love to have been on many records. Some of the best stuff hits from the 90’s. Maybe a Back Streets Boys album for sure. Haha. Backstreet’s Back came out right around eight years old for me and it was really one of the first times I was starting to explore my vocal ability like things I could sing things I could do so it’s always been kind of a nostalgic place for me. I think that was part of the Awakening before I discovered Papa Roach.





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