The upcoming release from Wild Skies, From Far Below, captures the heartbeat of Chicago wrapped neatly in between big harmonies and simple bouncing percussions that move each new story. From Far Below, recorded at IV Lab Studios with Chris Harden (The Plain White T’s, Hard Working Americans), is due out on April 14.
“Fumes & Faith” is a song that comes from a place of frustration. Scraping together to pay the rent as the “L” shakes the apartment walls can push a relationship to its breaking point. In one moment everything can change, but no matter what, the sun still comes up tomorrow. Singer and guitarist Aaron Lechlak explains, “Several years before we were married, we had just moved to Chicago and were living together for the first time. Neither of us were happy with our personal situations and we sort of took it out on each other. The tension was really building up and it almost did us in, but eventually we realized that we had each other and we were going to support each other through whatever came along. The idea of ‘Fumes and Faith’ is when you find yourself exhausted with nothing left, being able to lean on someone for help to get through.”
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