First Time Flyers might not have gained their superpowers after exposure to cosmic rays during a scientific mission to outer space, but there’s undeniably something truly fantastic about this four-piece.
Just like Mister Fantastic, Invisible Girl, Human Torch and Thing, it almost feels as though First Time Flyers have just landed on earth, taking it as their duty to help save the world of British country music.
With silvery four-part harmonies and a sound that owes as much to Fleetwood Mac as it does Lady A, the powerhouse vocalists' combined strength is re-energising the British country scene. Drawing on their experiences of standing ovations at the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium and a wealth of West End theatres, as well as their history as major label artists, Vicki, Jake, Poppy and Tim (no surnames needed) feel like a real breath of fresh air.
As they each step up to take the spotlight leading vocals, First Time Flyers demonstrate their rare ability to make it feel like you're listening in on an intimate conversation in their songs. Previous singles ‘Heartbreak Handshake’, ‘Happier’ and ‘Your Side of the Bed’ managed to bring the broken relationships they sang about to life in the same multi-layered way that groups like Little Big Town have always been able to.
Their latest single, ‘Forget You’, is a country kiss-off that avoids the expletives to bid a not-so-fond farewell to a lover whose time is well and truly up. Channelling a baseball bat-swinging Carrie Underwood with a vocal that you wouldn’t want to mess with, it’s a song about those moments when your head knows all the reasons you should walk away from a toxic relationship, but your heart still allows temptation to sway you.
"They say the best way to get over someone is to... dress up like a boss, put on a rock show in an abandoned car park and have a tonne of fun,” explained the band. “That's what we wanted to do with the music video for our new track 'Forget You' anyway"
The video is premiering exclusively at Holler below.
'Forget You' is out now.