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Rise The Phoenix weather the storm with new release!


Rise the Phoenix is a five-piece rock band from Mobile, Alabama established in May 2019 by founding members Jesse Sawyer (lead vocalist/guitar) and Brandon Rogers (guitar/backup vocals).

They formed the band with the idea of not only making a career out of something they loved but to create and play music that is relatable to everyone regardless of gender ,race , age , political affiliation or religious beliefs. After many trials with various band members the band finally gained the current line-up bringing in Kevin Joslin (guitar/backup vocals) , Joseph Carter (bass) and Trebor Genry (percussion) which the band feels is stronger creatively and more united than it’s ever been.

After recent successes with their previous singles and hitting the touring scene, supporting bands such as Sevendust , Plush , Artifas , Sons On Fire and The Lonely Ones. Rise the Phoenix came storming into spring with another powerful, relatable single 'INTO THE STORM' accompanied by an official music video produced by Chaz Singleton with Astro Clown productions. After listening to the track and watching the video I got a sense of the lyrical content and was torn between the actual meaning behind it. I had a discussion with Sawyer and he states 'INTO THE STORM can take on several meanings, "Individually we go through 'STORMS' in life and depending on how you look at it, it really depends on what you get out of it."

The music video starts with a visual quote, "When the storm rips you to pieces, you get to decide how to put yourself back together again." (Bryan H. McGill). This is what I was getting the feel for from the lyrics along with, if you don't manage things as life throws them at you then you will end up 'INTO THE STORM'. During the interaction with Sawyer he goes on to say, "We chose to put the quote at the beginning off the video to help viewers understand in which direction we wanted to go with the lyrical insight."