Sparkman are bringing acoustic alt-rock to the forefront with their brand new single “Fireworks”. Recorded at Sioux Sioux Studios, the track is the first off the band’s upcoming full-length Searching for the Dawn.
According to Chris Vercauteren, who started Sparkman as a one-man project before meeting drummer Brandon Clayton and bassist Taylor West, “Fireworks” is about staying true to what’s most important.
Vercauteren explained, “Fireworks is the oldest song on the record. I’ve actually had the guitar part for it since I was 16 years old. It wasn’t until recently that I was able to play it and sing at the same time. Like the rest of the album, Fireworks is all about the search for a more meaningful life. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the BS, and the song is about identifying what’s most important to you and letting those things guide you. In this particular song, the narrator puts his faith in love and trusts that his lover will lead him to a better life, away from all the distractions.
The song is also a commentary on the human condition, particularly in the US. The second verse outlines how we all have dreams, yet we have no idea how to achieve them. Instead of pushing our own personal boundaries to get there, 99% of us will stick to the path that’s outlined for us and never go for anything. This song is about striving to be the 1%. It’s about having faith in something greater than yourself, and trusting that your loved ones will get you there. ”
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Searching for the Dawn will be out September 8th, 2018. Catch the band live that same day in Charlotte at The Evening Muse.