[video of the week] The Fire Harvest – Not Going To Work

‘Not Going to Work’ taken from the album ‘Open Water’ by The Fire Harvest.
Directed by J.K. Bragdon
Drawings and Animation by J.K. Bragdon

On Friday the 1st of March The Fire Harvest will release new album ‘Open Water’, which will be released by Snowstar Records and Subroutine Records. Today you can listen to new single ‘Not Going To Work’ accompanied by it’s video. The album is available for pre-order in the Snowstar Records webshop. The album will be celebrated by a release party on Friday March 15th in dB’s Utrecht, after which the band will tour through the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

You’d be forgiven to think that not having a story and not striving for success or money are goals in themselves. However, the four members of The Fire Harvest are just pure music lovers, survivors of a rich music scene that originated in the Dutch city of Utrecht in the nineties.

“We’ve had no musical education, but have been around for twenty years. We don’t want prefab but prefer craftsmanship – and we really enjoy making music just because it keeps on changing and with every step we want to improve ourselves.” thus Singer/Guitarist Gerben. The basis for this album are conversa- tions on tour in Germany that he has made into lyrics. The songs sometimes hint at social criticism, but more often end up quite personal, like the family story of the resistance weapon that is lying in a cabinet somewhere. Details remain unknown and unspecified – much like the music itself tempts the imagination. The nature of the stories which lurk behind the eight songs and whose lives they reflect upon is entirely up to the listener.




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