Memphis May Fire – Matty Mullins (vocals), Kellen McGregor (guitar), Cory Elder (bass) and Jake Garland (drums) – have always made anthems for the broken. Their explosive new single, "Blood & Water," is firmly in keeping with this tradition.
Watch the video, which finds the band in performance mode and exuding crackling and frenetic energy, here and below.
"With everything that's happened over the last year, it feels surreal to be releasing new music," Mullins said, offering insight into both the song and the band's creative headspace. "Creating during a pandemic came with a lot of challenges. But looking back, I think we needed that time off the road to fall in love with writing songs again. 'Blood & Water' is just a taste of what's to come, and we couldn't be more excited for the world to finally hear it."
The band has launched two new merch designs, which are available here.
From these, 100% of the profits of one of the new designs will be donated to Bridges DVC Nashville. That organization serves women, men and their children affected by domestic violence, ensuring a safe transition to successful independent living. Bridges is breaking the cycle of domestic violence in the greater Nashville area by responding directly to the scene of an assault to offer immediate support, education and networking with other agencies.
Over the course of a career, Memphis May Fire has channeled a generation's worth of angst, frustration and pain, with a focused blend of gigantic melodic hooks and crushing aggression. Even after topping Billboard’s hard music albums chart, having an album debut at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200, and breaking into radio's active rock Top 20, Memphis May Fire refuse to sacrifice who they are or the people who made them.
A new season unfolds for the band, and it's filled with revitalization and renewal. Stripping things down to their core elements, hearkening back to the days when they created the music their fans most cherish, Memphis May Fire rekindled the spark within to build an inferno of riffs and inspirational words. They have returned to their roots with the seasoned polish earned through years of touring and making music together. "Blood & Water" is proof positive of this fact.
Expect more anthems for the broken and beyond from Memphis May Fire in due course.
Memphis May Fire (Image courtesy of Atom Splitter PR)