FIRE FROM THE GODS
Drop New Single “Soul Revolution”
Austin-based rockers Fire From The Gods dropped their fierce new single “Soul Revolution” and premiered an official lyric video today via Better Noise Music.
The band masterfully blends feelings of inspiration and aggression with soul searching in the song. Lead singer AJ Channer sings “Life can beat you to the fucking ground, You gotta get mad and you gotta fight back” and asks listeners to “Change your heart, change your mind, change your soul” for a soul revolution. After touring Europe, hitting countries such as Germany and France, the band will be joining Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, and The HU on tour this summer, trekking across North America. They will be performing “Soul Revolution” and “SOS,” with the latter being released last month to critical praise from Loudwire, that reads “Fire From The Gods have captured that feeling of drowning in unease on their latest track, “SOS,” which is a blend of soaring, anthemic rock and rap with a little reggae flavor.”
Channer explained the inspiration behind the deeply meaningful lyrics, stating, “Over our last two tours in the states and Europe, I’ve noticed a different look in the audience’s eyes. It seems to me that we desperately need a change and are on the brink of a revolution, not in the violent sense but a restructuring of ideals, realigning our hearts and minds. I believe the real revolution begins in the soul. This song is our battle cry, our call to unite.” Teasing the band’s next album, the lead singer said, “We’re excited for fans to hear our new music and can’t wait to share more soon. This is just a taste of what’s to come.”
The band’s last album American Sun received positive reviews after its release in 2019 and soon after dropped American Sun (Reimagined).
The LP served as a reflective statement from the band who typically calls for unity in their music, after they were inspired to take a new approach to their art by current events.
ABOUT FIRE FROM THE GODS
For some artists making music isn’t a choice, it’s fueled by something larger than themselves. This is undoubtedly true of Fire From The Gods whose second full-length American Sun sees them adopting the tagline “In Us We Trust” meaning “we the people” are responsible for change; a unifying statement in order to try to prevent society from succumbing to the growing malaise brought on by soul-sucking technology, divisive politics and environmental destruction. “With this record what we’re trying to drive home is that our differences and where we are from doesn’t need to define who we are moving forward,” frontman AJ Channer explains. “Like [2016’s] Narrative I’m telling the story from my perspective, but it’s a story that people from all walks of life can relate to in the sense that we all face the same challenges… and the only way to conquer them is if we face them together.”
Fire From The Gods have experienced their share of ups and downs since the Austin, Texas-based act released their David Bendeth-produced (Breaking Benjamin, Paramore) debut three years ago. Since then, the band—which also features drummer Richard Wicander, guitarists Drew Walker and Jameson Teat and bassist Bonner Baker—have toured incessantly with acts like Sevendust and Of Mice & Men, played festivals ranging from the Vans Warped Tour to the country’s largest Rock festival, Rock On The Range, re-released their debut as The Narrative Untold featuring new songs produced by Jonathan Davis of Korn and spread their message to fans all over the world. However instead of resting on their laurels, the act doubled down on their message with American Sun, their first album after signing with juggernauts Better Noise (fka Eleven Seven Music Group). “I think this record is a lot more personal because I’ve become a lot more open about who I am and what I’ve had to deal with,” Channer explains. Channer spent his childhood shuffling between London, New York, Los Angeles, Norfolk and Ghana, giving him a unique perspective on the world, however the issues that he’s dealt with such as anxiety, depression, anger, rejection and loss are universal.
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Fire From The Gods – Soul Revolution