Fear of Falling
Fear of Falling is a hard rock/alternative band hailing from Johannesburg, South Africa. Having officially formed in early 2021, the band is already gaining the attention of rock fans and industry heavyweights alike, both locally and abroad.
The brainchild behind the band is guitarist Lloyd Timke, who during the first hard lockdown in 2020 decided to use his time away from his busy business life, to get back into his first love of music. During this time Lloyd wrote about 20 instrumental rock songs. Having no previous knowledge in recording and mixing, he reached out to bass player and mixing engineer Brendon McCaig from the well-known band “You, Me and The Harmony”. Together they recorded ten instrumental demos that would later form part of the band’s debut EP.
Wanting to breathe life into the songs Timke set out to find a lyricist and vocalist who could write lyrics, melodies and sing on the songs, but this was quite a challenge as he had a very specific vocal sound in his mind for the project.
As fate would have it, one night sitting around the fire with friends he stumbled across a Facebook live stream by Jack Atlantic (Multiple Number 1 and Top 40 Singles) and knew immediately that, that was the voice he wanted for the project.
This was reiterated when one of his friends informed him that Jack was the lead singer of the band CherryKab, which had the massive hit song “Head Over Heels” back in 2013.
Not yet having a drummer for the tracks and wanting to professionally record the songs, the now three-piece band contacted producer and Prime Circle drummer Dale Schnettler to record and session on the tracks.
This arrangement quickly changed when, after Dale hearing the songs, was so impressed that he became the fourth member of the band and official drummer right then and there! With all the members in place, the band began working on their debut EP at Dale’s 37b Recording studio.
The band spent the next two months working on the six tracks that would make their debut self-titled EP which is due for release in May 2021. Their first single is due for release in April 2021.
Their music began as an outlet for dealing with all the stresses and hardships the first hard lockdown imposed on us all, and one can definitely hear that in their music.
The songs are heavily guitar-driven and cover themes of depression, anxiety, addiction and complicated love and will resonate with many after going through the pandemic.
With all the members already successful in the music industry in their own right, Fear of Falling is a band that looks set to take on the music scene in a massive way.
Following the international success of their first EP, with singles off the EP reaching number 1 on numerous charts across South Africa, Australia, and the US – the band has worked hard over the last few months to, write, record, and produce a new full 10 track album, which will be released towards November 2021 – this continues the current themes of the existing EP, but also shows a softer side that will introduce piano-driven, anthemic tracks that balances out some incredible heavy riffs throughout the album – the first international single from this album will be out at in October – followed by the full length album.