MEMPHIS MAY FIRE — Matty Mullins (vocals), Kellen McGregor (guitar), Cory Elder (bass), and Jake Garland (drums) — have spent the past several months thrilling their dedicated legion by dropping four new tracks, all released via longtime label Rise Records.
On Thursday , the band released the official video for the fourth (and latest) single “Somebody.”
Watch it here. The song boasts crunchy riffing, crackling electronics, and the kind of chorus that will find you singing along and finger pointing. Meanwhile, the video is driven by intense performance footage and intimate closeups of the band, bathed in fire and ice tones.
“The response to our latest single ‘Somebody’ has been unreal, so we decided to shoot a music video for it to tell the story even further,” says Mullins. “We teamed up with director Dustin Haney and we couldn’t be more stoked on how it turned out.”
Earlier this year, Memphis May Fire dropped a one-two punch with a pair of explosive songs — “Blood & Water” and “Death Inside.” The full-on riff fest “Bleed Me Dry” followed suit. “Blood & Water” is one of the fastest growing hits of the band’s career. It was accompanied by a powerful video and cruised onto the SiriusXM Octane airwaves. Revolver called it a “return to form” and noted that the song boasted an “absurdly melodic lead lick that cuts through the chugging breakdowns like a hot knife on butter.” Meanwhile, “Death Inside” reminded fans of the band’s sonic heft and was evidence of why Memphis May Fire have remained one of the scene’s standouts. The latest song, “Somebody,” features all the sonic hallmarks fans know and love about MMF.
All told, the four new tracks have accumulated 23 million combined streams across platforms. Each song release has also been accompanied by a charity-driven t-shirt, as the band is passionate about giving back and supporting its local community.
Memphis May Fire are poised to have a big 2022. More new music and touring is on the horizon, so standby!
Over the course of their career, Memphis May Fire have 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.
Memphis May Fire have toured with a vast list of important rock and metal acts that include Killswitch Engage, Sleeping With Sirens, Black Veil Brides, Sevendust, and Atreyu. They’ve co-headlined with Yellowcard and The Devil Wears Prada, regularly appeared on Warped Tour, and at major rock festivals. The band’s previous six albums’ continued relevance is a testament to the energized connectivity between the band and their audience. Songs like “Miles Away,” “No Ordinary Love,” “Beneath the Skin,” and “Carry On” account for 100 million views and millions of streams.
Expect more anthems for the broken and beyond from Memphis May Fire in due course.
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