Project Culture’s latest track The Girl With The Sun In Her Eyes is a convivial throwback to decades gone by.
Introducing Project Culture
Project Culture originally formed at Queen Mary University, London, where singer/songwriter Gary Hill started a music society. The indie rock four piece take inspiration from band’s such as The Velvet Underground, The Smiths, Pixies, The Strokes and The Beatles. Despite Project Culture only having formed fairly recently, back in 2019, they have already had three of their track’s featured by BBC Introducing, and have made the most of the 2020 lockdown period to create an entire album’s worth of new music.
The Girl With The Sun In Her Eyes
Lead singer Gary Hill wrote the track when he was just sixteen, inspired by a Paul McCartney interview he’d come across. Within the interview, McCartney mentions how the lyrics of the early Beatles’ songs didn’t have much meaning behind them, but over time, the lyrics have gained a special sort of significance. Gary wanted to create a song that he too could “grow into”.
The captivating title, The Girl With The Sun In Her Eyes, is borrowed from The Beatles’ illustrious Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds. The instrumentation of acoustic guitars and electric-guitar tones coincide with The Beatles’ earlier music, as well as the jangle-pop sound of The Smiths and The La’s. However, modern day influences can also be heard within the track, giving it its own fresh and original vibe. The Girl With The Sun In Her Eyes is an undoubtedly incredible track in its own right.
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If you like Project Culture and The Beatles you might also like ‘Looking Through You‘ A 50th Anniversary Tribute to The Beatles’ Rubber Soul and Tomorrow Never Knows: A 50th Anniversary Tribute to The Beatles’ Revolver.
Words Rachel Makinson