Video Premiere: Fire Follows – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
Sofa King Cool and Fire Follows have teamed up to premiere the video for their next single “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”
Sofa King Cool caught up with Fire Follows to discuss the single Can’t Get You Out Of My Head and the video behind it, we talk about dropping singles opposed to full albums, the possibility of touring this year and what is next
“Can’t Get You Out Of My Head is a deep and thoughtful nu-metal/hard rock track that centers around loss and letting go. The combination of hooky chorus pieces and heavier scream verse/bridge elements make this a truly dynamic song that is sure to catch the attention of listeners from many different genres”.Chris Watt
Tell us about “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head” what made you come up with the idea for the song?
The song is essentially about the tug of war that we all experience when dealing with loss and letting go.
Does the song have any personal meaning to you or was it something from an observation you wanted to get across to your fans?
A little bit of both. I was definitely going through some difficulties in my life at the time, but I was also watching many around me experiencing similar struggles, so it seemed pretty appropriate.
What approach do you take to songwriting and how was this track handled?
The core of the songs is generally written by Chris, and then the rest of the band adds their flavor to their individual parts… this track basically followed that formula.
When creating this track what vibe were you working to attain both in the sound and the video creation?
Basically, just something that had a massive dynamic range to really accentuate the lyrical message. The use of keys and strings really help create that feel. The video is actually some b-role material from a previous shoot that fit really well with this track.
Any challenges you found along the way? How did you meet them?
Writing is always a challenge, but honestly, this track was one of those that came together very quickly. It flows so well melodically that piecing each part of the song together was pretty seamless.
How do you describe your music to people who never heard it before?
Melodic Hard Rock with a touch of orchestral influence.
Finish the sentence: Fire Follows music is the music created for people who desire something deeper and more thought-provoking than much of the music being recycled today.
What is Fire Follows looking forward to in 2021? When can we expect more music?
New music is right around the corner! The plan now is to continue releasing singles every 4-6 weeks, so hopefully at least another 5 or so songs this year.
When touring begins again, any bands you would like to hit the road with?
So many… we really love the new stuff from Papa Roach, From Ashes to New, Bad Wolves, Breaking Benjamin, Slaves, Shinedown, Skillet, etc… The list goes on and on, but having an opportunity to jump on with any of these guys would be amazing.
Make no mistake; the Colorado-based Fire Follows is here on business. Founded, crafted, and led by vocalist, musician, producer, and writer Chris Watt, the band delivers a melodic, yet heavy rock sound that is defined by anthemic choruses, beautiful piano interludes, and the perfect blend of rap/scream/sing vocals. In an effort to build a dynamic band that is capable of touring in 2021, Chris brought in seasoned musicians Tim Yunker (sing/rap), Emily Gould (drums), and his brother Tyler Watt (harmony/scream). Their influence can be immediately felt on the newest “Glass Grenade” release, showcasing Tim’s gospel/soul-inspired vocal stylings, Emily’s dynamic and precise drumming techniques, and Tyler’s rich harmony/backing vocals. Fire Follows gained tremendous industry attention with the “If It’s War You Want” EP release in 2019, and expects that trend to continue with the 5 songs “Glass Grenade” released in 2020. The songs demonstrate Chris’s ever-evolving writing style, and with radio-ready production quality, are sure to cut through the industry noise. The sophomore release utilizes more scream vocals than its predecessor, and the addition of Tim, Emily, and Tyler has taken the overall sound to a whole new level. The hooky choruses are sure to produce multiple hits and will be enjoyed by fans from pop, classical, and country genres, in addition to traditional hard-rock/metal fans.