We are FINALLY able to announce a release date for House on Fire, a song that many of you have been waiting for!
May 7th, 2021 is the date!
The wait has been way too long, we’ve been teasing with House on Fire for more than a year now and it makes us uncomfortable, but in a good way – Have you ever felt uncomfortable but in a good way? Because that’s kinda what the essence of House on Fire is all about. We still feel like giving an explanation, so..
Here’s a short story, written in third person: It was early in the year of 2020, and Underwing had just spent the last months booking dates for a tour, namely the House on Fire Tour. The tour would take the young gentlemen across their mighty homeland of Norway, from the high mountains and the howling fjords , to the shabby 7/11 somewhere along the road, that sells candy from 2012 ().
Oh how the aspiring rockers looked forward to finally embark on a sonic adventure that would leave the Trønders at Good Omens shaking in their leather boots, they could already visualize the people of Bergen being pleased with the band’s song “I Am The Sun”, then finishing with “Caveman” since the venue name is Hulen. (That’s cave in Norwegian).
But just as they were about to leave, a terrifying fire spread to their house (cue metaphors!)
This “fire” burned the House on Fire Tour to the ground, turning it into “House Tour”
If you are still reading, you might be wondering “How does not going on tour correlate with you not releasing the song?” 🧐
Well, when the tour got cancelled due to the pandemic, we had some money that would originally cover expenses related to touring (touring is expensive, people!), but since there now was no tour, we decided to start thinking about other ways to dispose of the money that would (hopefully) be an investment for us as a band ⚡️
It was a sunny day at our second home, Munkehaugen Kultursenter☀️ After having practiced religiously for a few hours, we sat outside. That’s when Enyeto pulled up the notepad, and our first brainstorming session for what would become the music video for House On Fire was a fact!
You guessed right, we went totally insane with the money that we had left from “The Tour That Never Was” 👏😅
In addition to this, we started a crowdfunding campaign which went way beyond our expectations, which only added fuel to the fire (badum tss!🥁). We hired a producer, Carl Magnus Fossum, and he managed to assemble a crew of incredibly talented people, everything from actors, dancers, make up artists, camera-crew, light-crew +++ which made this production what it is, really. We’ve been watching the music video over and over again the last few days after receiving the final version – and we literally CAN’T WAIT to show you guys what we’ve been working on, and why it has taken so long ❤️
The 8th of May is the release date for the music video, but the song will be out on all streaming services on May 7th 🏠🔥 Do us a favor, pre-save the song on Spotify – This way, you’ll get notified when the song drops, and it also helps us reach more people with our music, so thanks a lot 👏👏👏