*See below and enter for your chance to win "Father O' Father" handwritten and signed lyric sheets from Fire Follows!
FIRE FOLLOWS - Denver, CO - "Father O' Father"(7/16) is the latest single from Fire Follows and showcases a completely different side of the band. A stripped-down "piano version", it lends itself to Chris and Tim's vocal intricacies that have refined over many years of working together. The track also features a beautiful string composition that helps bring a tremendously compelling dynamic range to an otherwise unplugged version. The track can be thought of as a prayer of desperation... a sort of cry-out in a moment of utter desperation. The band hopes that the lyrical message deeply resonates with their current fanbase and that the song as a whole brings in an entirely new audience.
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 their last release "Glass Grenade” every single release, showcases 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 their singles being released in 2021. The songs demonstrate Chris’s ever-evolving writing style, and with a 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.
The group is already writing for the next album, and actively rehearsing in preparation for touring. Want to learn more about the band and its members? Head over to the YouTube channel where you can watch Podcast style dialogues between Chris, Tim, Emily, and Tyler in the studio.
Chris Watt - Vox/Piano
Tim Yunker - Vox
Emily Gould - Drums
Fire Follows is giving away 3 handwritten/signed lyric sheets as part of the upcoming “Father O’ Father” release! To enter the contest, simply share the song on your Instagram page/story after it releases, and tag us @fire_followsin the post. Simple as that! Drawing will happen 2 weeks after the release on 7/16/21.