MEMPHIS MAY FIRE SHARE “SOMEBODY” VIDEO — WATCH
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 of fans with a trio of fiery new tracks, all released via longtime label Rise Records. Today, the band continues the trend by releasing the video for the brand new single “Somebody.”
The song boasts crunchy riffing, crackling electronics, and the kind of chorus that will have you singing along and finger pointing — be it in your car, in your bedroom, or at your next MMF show. Meanwhile, the video finds the band in its most natural state — in performance mode.
Watch it here.
“We’re always wanting to push the boundaries of what people think MMF is and ‘Somebody’ is no exception to that,” explains Mullins. “From the second we finished the song, it became an all-time favorite for everyone in our camp. So it’s been REALLY hard to keep it a secret until now.”
He continues, “The lyrical content is blatantly about substance abuse and addiction so we wanted to use this release to put a spotlight on a non-profit that does incredible addiction recovery work here in Nashville. We will be donating 100% of the proceeds of the ‘Hands’ tee in our online merch store to The Nashville Rescue Mission.” The NRM gives hope for today, hope for tomorrow, and hope for eternity to the hungry, homeless, and hurting by providing meals, safe shelter, and clothing, as well as support and long-term assistance for those struggling with homelessness, drug or alcohol addiction, or any number of other life-altering challenges.
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. All told, the three new tracks have accumulated 13.9 million combined streams across platforms. Each song release has been accompanied by a charity-driven t-shirt.
Memphis May Fire recently wrapped a quick run of tour dates supporting Breaking Benjamin and Papa Roach. Stay tuned for more touring news from the band.
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.