Interviews: Fire The Humans

We have had the opportunity to interview the Rock artist Fire The Humans from the USA. Check out the interview and follow the band on their INSTAGRAM PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or come out just like that? 

Fire the Humans is my take on how poorly we’re managing ourselves as the human race. We clearly aren’t good at this. Ocean depletion, air pollution, animal extinction, greed, power, and even the recent global pandemic.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

I have always played rock music my entire life, so I was craving something more. I needed to get outside of my comfort zone. All of my rock friends were probably confused or even disappointed, but they all get it and are supportive. I’m challenging myself to write great songs, regardless of the genre. Fire the Humans is something more. The right people will show up and see what I’m doing with my art. The others are more than ok to leave and enjoy the other stuff I’ve done and released.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

The great thing about Fire the Humans is that it’s only me. Similar to a band like Nine inch Nails or Filter. I just surround myself with great people when the time comes to perform, shoot a video, even add a part that I think would make a song better. This allows me the control of timing, tempo, sound, mood, lyrics, whatever is needed. I’m able to pivot quickly and go.

4. Each band member favourite band?

Currently, it’s Rival Sons for me. Those guys are incredible and yet underrated.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Everything from the highs of being in love, to the lows of world tragedy. If I hear, see, or read something that I can’t understand or comprehend, I have to write about it. If I find myself confused by my own actions, I try to write about it. Perhaps others can hear it and relate.

6. Where was your last gig?

Gaslight in St Louis, Missouri, December of 2019, just before the pandemic hit.

7. Where would you like to perform?

As an artist I’ve played many places but would love to play many more. All over the world from small intimate venues to the largest venues. I guess what I’m saying is…anywhere and everywhere is open to discussion.

8. Whom would you like to perform with?

There’s so many. I love so many artists. I think I could hang with Rival Sons for a song or two, but Coldplay would be awesome too.

9. Whom not?

Pretty much most country music artists. I just can’t connect or relate to “Tim McGraws” that are multi-millionaires, live in gated communities, their own cologne line, but yet write bullshit music about dirt roads, drinking beer, struggle, and so on. Just not for me, but congrats on a great marketing program.

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat that?

I’ve always felt at home on stage. My fright comes from talking in smaller groups. I tend to hide and disappear. When it comes to stage, it’s on. My tip would be, work up to larger crowds slowly. It’s also easy to perform live when you’re ready and everything is dialled in.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Prince believe it or not changed my perspective on the individualism of an artist and the power it holds. Swimming upstream are the legends we talk about for generations, not the ones that crank out the same ol shit over and over again. Legends go through life as sandpaper. Seeing the world different, doing what’s genuine to them as a human being. I’m influenced by that. Money is a biproduct to being themselves. Be the one that challenges what you’re comfortable with. Swim upstream. That’s inspiring.

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

My pants. A band I was in years ago played a show at Planet Hollywood and a Rams cheerleader for the NFL sent someone up to ask if she could buy my pants. 

13. What do you think of your fans?

I believe the correct people show up in your life for a reason. I also believe the incorrect people leave your life if you’re paying attention. Fire the Humans is a project still in its infancy stages, so the “fans” are still being called in. The right ones will show up and see my art, and for that, I’m truly grateful. Time is the only commodity I value, so for someone to spend their time listening to my music or watching me perform, I don’t take it for granted. I know how much it truly means.

14. What do you think of our site?

Pretty cool. I love rock music and it appears you have a love for it too. That said, keep up the great work. It’s amazing platforms like “Breathing The Core” that allow artists like us to share our music with the world. I’m very appreciative for it.

15. Something to add?

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