Fates Warning Drop New Song ‘Firefly’
If you require a healthy dose of prog rock to start your day, well Fates Warning are here to administer it in the form of ‘Firefly,’ a new track from ‘Darkness in a Different Light,’ out Oct. 1 through Inside Out Music.
The track is nearly five minutes in length, pairing complex guitar melodies with some deep grooves. Singer Ray Alder is as emotive as ever, vocally speaking. He revealed that the song is incredibly personal for him, so bear this in mind when listening to the track.
“After I had written the melody for this song, I knew immediately what the title was going to be, as well as the subject; it just fit the mood,” Alder stated. “As for the subject, I’m pretty sure we’ve all felt this way at one time or another. Sometimes, things just don’t work out the way you think they would, but that’s okay, that’s part of life … We move on.”
He was also literally inspired by the actual insect the song after which the song is named. Alder said, “Ironically, while recording ‘Firefly’ in New Hampshire, I was outside the studio late one night, and there they were, floating through the trees in the forest! I hadn’t seen a single firefly for at least 15 years since I had left my hometown of San Antonio, Texas, so I kinda took it as a sign. A sign of what, I don’t know … But very ironic nonetheless …”
The signs are there. We just don’t always see them. For some reason tied to the cosmos, Alder saw his.