Sounds | Fire From The Gods, Thousand Lifetimes
Fire From The Gods, een band die ik heel graag had gezien op Graspop, maar door een dubbele boeking toch gemist heb. Na het beluisteren van deze Thousand Lifetimes heb ik daar toch wel een beetje spijt van. De hoeveelheid emotie en power die deze mannen in hun muziek weten te steken gaat door merg en been. Als jij ook zo meegesleept wordt door de muziek van deze band, dan heb ik nog extra goed nieuws voor jou; eind volgende maand brengen ze hun vierde album uit. Onder de naam Soul Revolution zal je deze kunnen beluisteren vanaf 28 oktober.
The new album was produced, engineered and mixed by Erik Ron (Godsmack, Motionless In White, Panic! At The Disco). The Austin-based rock band also released a new track “Thousand Lifetimes” and an accompanying video. The band is excited to share brand new material with fans, as they have created a body of work that masterfully blends themes of inspiration and aggression with soul searching.
Touching on the meaning of “Thousand Lifetimes”AJ Channer said “I came from a broken home and society has a way of turning its back on people like me. I watched my mum along with some very strong women in my life sacrifice everything to keep their families above water. That strength helped build me into the man I am today. The video also serves as a homage to those mothers who have lost their children to the harsh realities of our world. I wanted to honor them and the thousands like them because a mother's love is a force to be reckoned with. This goes out those warriors in our lives”.
As artists, Fire From The Gods are fueled by something larger than themselves, having adopted the tagline “In Us We Trust” which means “we the people” are responsible for change. It is their unifying statement, which listeners will hear reflected in “Soul Revolution”, that aims to prevent society from succumbing to the growing malaise brought on by soul-sucking technology, divisive politics and environmental destruction.
The band’s last album “American Sun” was met with positive reviews after its release in 2019. Soon after, the band dropped “American Sun(Reimagined)”. The LP served as a reflective statement from the band, who typically calls for unity in their music, drawing inspiration to take a new approach to their art from current events.