Farewell Fighter Premieres New Song "Bridges" On Absolute Punk: bit.ly/BridgesFF
By Mel Fabrikant Saturday, July 20 2013 @ 03:04 PM EDT
KENNY FLEETWOOD DISCUSSES THE HISTORY OF CHALLENGES: http://bit.ly/challenges-8-6-13
Farewell Fighter, the Nashville based pop-rockers who have recently announced the release of their new album, Challenges, have just premiered their first single off the new album, "Bridges" with AbsolutePunk.net. Challenges will be released via Easy Killer Records on August 6th, 2013. With an undying passion for their trade, vocalist Kenny Fleetwood, drummer Matthew Hooper and bassist David Jahns seem to be the scene's poster-boys for the 'look what I can do' attitude. Check out the Josh Cain produced "Bridges" on AbsolutePunk.net, here: http://bit.ly/BridgesFF.
Most individuals would think twice before giving up all their physical belongings, cutting ties and risking homelessness and starvation. In 2011, Farewell Fighter did just that. After topping Alternative Press Magazine's Top Unsigned Bands list in 2010, the band decided to take things to the next level. The band scheduled show after show on self-booked, self-funded tours across America; ultimately spending the next twelve months on the road, playing 150+ shows in more than forty states and selling more than 6,000 copies of their self-released EP titled The Way We Learn.
In 2012, the pop-rockers settled down to write and record a full-length record. While most bands in their genre struggle to create honest and catchy songs, Farewell Fighter do it track by track -- and they've managed to stay humble doing it. Giving up everything you have for the good of a dream has a way of putting the world into perspective for a young artist. "This record is so important to us. Each song tells a different story about how hard it can be growing up in a world where there's so much pressure to 'be something' or to figure out where you belong. Not everyone figures that out right away. Our hope is that these songs can help someone out there feel a little more at ease about who they are and what it means to be happy in spite of life's challenges." With their feet on the ground and their eyes on the prize, the sly foursome isn't showing any signs of slowing down. On-stage antics reminiscent of a band operating on a much bigger budget have earned them appearances with peers such as The Early November, We Are The In Crowd and Hellogoodbye.
In a convoluted music scene full of GarageBand and auto-tune, Farewell Fighter are hell-bent on proving that you don't have to be pretty or have a record executive for an uncle just to be successful. They're doing it through their music -- and they're doing it well.
Farewell Fighter will release Challenges via Easy Killer Records on August 6th. For more information, please visit: www.farewellfighter.net .
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