Ex-The Mars Volta’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala Working on Solo Project: “It’s really, really mellow. It’s really ballad-y stuff”

by | Apr 25, 2013

Former The Mars Volta vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala has been working on a new solo project.

“What started out as a solo project has sort of formed into this band,” he told Spin.com. “We don’t really have a name, but it essentially started off as songs that I wrote, because being in the Mars Volta wasn’t exactly the most nurturing moment to discover that I could write songs, so I had to figure that out. They’re mostly songs that I was writing for my wife, lots of acoustic-driven stuff, lots of lap steel, a lot of Sunday morning stuff.”

Bixler-Zavala went on to say, “I didn’t write music in the Mars Volta at all. No one was allowed to [laughs]. You’re going to get to hear my version of what a song should be. It’s really, really mellow. It’s really ballad-y stuff. I’ve just always had this thing for ’70s power pop. I don’t know if I should even say that, but that’s what it sounds like to me.”