Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to artists that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Fire The Humans.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
FIRE THE HUMANS: Born & raised just outside of St. Louis, Missouri, in the United States. I played with a handful of bands and grew up in the local scene. After releasing music with other bands, I decided to start my own lifelong dream of embarking on a solo project. A project named “FIRE THE HUMANS”. Ultimately, a tongue n’ cheek reference to how poorly we’re managing ourselves as the human race. My goal is to write great music with stadium-sized hooks, anthem-sized melodies encompassed with true soul and feeling in every word. I partnered with the ever-accomplished multiple Grammy Award recipient, .j at The Toybox, to help take my vision to new heights. In March of 2021, “VANISH” became the debut release of “FIRE THE HUMANS”, and so it began! Feedback and praise from coast to coast welcomed this new sound and it’s beginning to snowball. My follow up single, “Can’t Stop”, dropped on November 26.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
FIRE THE HUMANS: I’ve always been influenced by artists that carve their own path. Swim upstream so to speak. I like when an artist is so confident in their identity, music or vision, that social success or failure is irrelevant. I think that comes through in the music when you do not care about the outcome, you’re simply unapologetically yourself. That’s a gift.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
FIRE THE HUMANS: “Can’t Stop” dropped on November 26 and I’m really proud of this one. I’ve worked on this song for months. Like most of my songs, it all started with a very catchy melody. I took it into the studio and my producer, .j, loved it. We went to work right away I truly think it’s amazing. I loved it so much that I re-recorded a “stripped version” after we finished that I’ll release as well. It just a great song. Lyrically, I believe most of us can relate to it. There’s an uncomfortable act of looking back into a failed relationship and wishing you could do it over. Wishing they would come home. It’s a vulnerable song, but honest. I absolutely love it.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
FIRE THE HUMANS: In my personal shows, I’m able to release all of the energy and feeling that I’ve had bottled up or contained. This new project, Fire the Humans, brings a different side to me than I’ve done in previous bands. This is more streamlined and focused. My previous projects have been closer to shooting at the wall and hoping I hit something. Fire the Humans comes with a sniper scope. I know exactly where I’m shooting. Whether you like it, or not, it’s on purpose. With that, I can bring that laser precise attention to the stage and deliver a high-octane performance. You will feel what I’m singing is honest.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
FIRE THE HUMANS: That’s an interesting question. I truly only focus on time & feel that’s the only valuable commodity we have. I live in the moment and try to make today amazing. I would love to say in 5 years, I want to be happy and free. That is the ultimate goal, of course. Still writing, still releasing great music and most importantly being true to myself as an artist. Fire the Humans is a project I see around 5 years from now and beyond. Regardless if the general population continues to see the beauty in my art or not, I’ll continue to paint pictures through music. The right people will show up to have a peek.