The Sound Cafe
South African Super Rock Group Fear Of Falling Drop Power Rendition of 'Closer' By Kings Of Leon
Hot on the heels of their latest single ‘All My Time’, South African Super Rock Group Fear Of Falling is back with ‘Closer’, their rendition of the classic by American Rockers Kings of Leon. Vocalist Ross Harding shares that “Kings Of Leon are one of my favourite bands, and the song has always hit home really intensely. Something about the marriage of ghostly lyrics, the droning chord progression and melodic emotion of that song just works. It’s a genius piece in my opinion”.
Produced by Spencer Harvey, all synths, sounds, and effects were created from scratch in studio, with Spencer’s sometimes strange techniques of blowing wind into the pickups of guitars, the sounds created speak to the ghostly lyrics and intensity. Working on the song, Harvey notes, “I just wanted to create a banger!”. Fear Of Falling are incredibly grateful to the time, effort, and artistry that Spencer Harvey put into the track, and the result is this phenomenal mix of dark and light, as the song makes its way through the anti-chorus elements, leaned on by its lyrics.
The seasoned collected talents of Fear Of Falling released their debut EP ‘Breaking Point’ in May 2021, and soon followed with their debut album ‘Turning Point’ in December 2021. Their singles have all been well received, featuring on global stations like Kerrang Radio, Wacken Radio and Heavy Radio. They achieved charting positions on the Independent UK Music Charts, Banks Radio Australia, Banger Music, and the MIX FM SA Top 40. The South African Super Rock Group already released a commanding collective of Rock and Alternative tracks, set to catapult this talented quartet to the biggest Rock Band in South Africa ... and beyond!