FIRE FIGHT TALK NEW MUSIC & SIGNING TO SILENT MAJORITY GROUP
2017 was the year Fire Fight began. After a few lineup changes and also changing the band name to what it is now, the group decided it was time to start over.
“The original name was not as good, at least I didn’t think so. We wanted something that was a little more easy to roll off the tongue, easily memorable,” vocalist Mike Luciano explains about the name change.
“When we hired Mike, we felt like we wanted to start over,” guitarist Brooks says about the situation.
Shortly after forming, Fire Fight released their debut EP, “Transitions,” in mid 2017.
“The EP’s done really well. It got a lot better reception than we all anticipated,” Mike says, “I think it really affected us in a positive way.”
“It’s been great,” Brooks adds, “The record’s only a year old but it’s done what we needed it to do.”
2018 was a pretty big year for the band - they released a popular cover of “Youngblood” by 5 Seconds Of Summer, and also put out two original singles: “Burn,” and their latest single, “Move On,” which has since accumulated over eleven thousand Spotify streams and over three million total views on YouTube after being uploaded to various different channels.
“The writing processes were a little bit different. They’re different styles. “Burn” was a bit more of a return to form for myself in terms of what I used to do in my older band, a little bit heavier. There was a little bit of a shift in the writing process for me that I didn’t really grasp onto. With “Move On,” I was more aware of that shift and decided to let it be and whatever it becomes is whatever it becomes,” Mike explains about the writing processes of the band’s two newest tracks, “We didn’t want it to sound like anyone else, so we just kind of wrote something and hoped for the best.”
“They’re quite a bit different than ‘Transitions,’” Brooks says about the differences between those two singles and those from the band’s debut EP, “Most of that was written before Mike joined the band so he had a lot more input with these songs.”
”EXPECT BOUNDARIES TO BE PUSHED, TABLES TO BE TURNED... EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED, ‘CAUSE THAT’S WHAT WE’RE BRINGING IN 2019.”
In addition to the release of those two singles, there was one other thing that happened in 2018 that helped make it a huge year for the band’s career - their recent signing with Silent Majority Group.
“It was really crazy, I’m not gonna lie. We knew we wanted it to happen, and this was a great opportunity for us. It really felt like this was it, this is what’s going to start everything,” Mike reveals about his feelings regarding the signing, “To be honest, we all feel that way and every single one of us is beyond elated for what’s coming ahead. We couldn’t be more excited.”
“I was very excited. I’d been a fan of SMG’s artists for at least 15 years, so to be able to be apart of a roster with the bands I grew up with is humbling, to say the least,” Brooks adds, “To be able to work with a guy that has 40,000,000 records under his belt and has worked with some of my favorite bands is pretty humbling.”
Jeff Hanson, founder of Silent Majority Group, started out with making a management company (JHMP) in the late 1990s. Several years later, he managed another band and was offered to have a boutique off of Warner Music Group, and from there, Silent Majority Group was born. He’s worked with those acts, amongst countless others, and is currently working with three more, including Fire Fight.
“Brooks has been periodically sending me music over he past couple years. I told him to keep up the good work and keep sending me stuff until I found something exciting he sent me,” Jeff says about how he first came across the band, “This latest song was really exciting, called ‘Speak Up,’ and I was like ‘Wow, this is an amazing song; we should do something together at this point.’ I think they’ve grown and I feel like now they’ve grown into a situation where their stuff is good enough for us to be interested in working with them and releasing their music.”
What was it about Fire Fight that sealed the deal and really caught the label’s attention?
“What caught my attention was that song and the cover of Youngblood by 5 Seconds Of Summer,” Jeff says about the band, “I thought the music had been stepped up to another level and I was excited to hear it and I was happy to have dealt with someone who worked hard and took my commentary over a longer period of time.”
The band are currently working on their second EP, which will be their first release under the label.
Mike: We are working on a new EP now called ‘Identity.’ We have a few ideas and plans for it that we’ve been wanting to implement and were very excited. I think everyone’s going to find something to relate to on this record,” Mike reveals about the new material, “That’s kind of why we called it ‘Identity’ as well - it’s us and we wanted to finally put a stamp on ourselves and identify ourselves and say this is the kind of music we’re playing, we want you to identify with this. Confirm your identity; be who you are.”
“We have 90% of the record done. Right now we’re focusing on strategy and it’ll be our first label release, so it’s more working with the label and their processes to make sure we’re being as effective as possible,” Brooks adds.
What else is the band planning for the remainder of 2019?
“Touring, for sure,” Brooks states, “This record, ‘Identity,’ will be out in 2019 and we’re going to build tours around it. We have two music videos in the works as well.”
“They can expect boundaries to be pushed, they can expect tables to be turned, they can expect the unexpected because that’s what we’re bringing in 2019,” Mike hints.
With a record label behind them and a sophomore effort on the horizon, 2019, though it has only just begun, will undoubtedly be the biggest and best year yet for Fire Fight.
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