Song Premiere: The Rocketboys, “Walking On Fire”

Written by May 23rd, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Here’s a frankly awesome song from the newly reinvigorated Texas indie rock outfit The Rocketboys, which splits the difference between Coldplay and My Morning Jacket. “Walking On Fire” hails from their upcoming album Build Anyway, due June 5.

“‘Walking on Fire’ incubated longer than any other song on the album as a rough idea consisting mainly of the prominent piano line,” keyboardist Justin Wiseman tells American Songwriter. “Though at one point it seemed among the most promising ideas, it had nearly faded into obscurity as it lingered unfinished. Months later, what appeared to be an unrelated fresh set of lyrics and vocal melody came to  Brandon [Kinder, the band's lead singer.]

“I immediately recognized it having a keen similarity to the aging demo. Structurally, Brandon’s new idea was a near perfect complement to the piano hook and the final orchestration almost created itself.”

The Rocketboys Tour Dates:
May 5 – Abilene, TX – Paramount Theater
May 10 – New Orleans, LA – Circle Bar
May 11 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box
May 12 – Tampa, FL – WMNF’s Tropical New World Brewery
May 13 – Macon, GA – Washington Park (1PM)
May 13 – Jacksonville, FL – Phoenix Taproom
May 14 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
May 15 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
May 16 – Macon, GA – Hummingbird
May 17 – Pensacola, FL – Sluggo’s
May 18 – Baton Rouge, LA – Northgate Tavern
May 19 – Alexandria, LA – Finnegan’s Wake
May 20 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
June 7 – San Antonio, TX – Sam’s Burger Joint
June 8 – Austin, TX – ND
June 9 – Wichita Falls, KS – The Iron Horse
June 10 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
June 12 – Norman, OK – University of Oklahoma
June 13 – Tempe, AZ – The Sail Inn
June 15 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
June 16 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones
June 17 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
June 19 – San Francisco, CA – Hotel Utah
June 21 – Walnut Creek, CA – Red House
June 22 – Stockton, CA – Plea For Peace Center
June 23 – Centralia, WA – Quesadilla Factory
June 24 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
June 25 – Boise, ID – The Venue
June 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Burt’s Tiki Lounge
June 27 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
June 28 – Omaha, NE – Barley St. Tavern
June 29 – Joplin, MO – TBC
June 30 – Kansas City, MO – Czar
July 1 – St. Louis, MO – Cicero’s
July 2 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone
July 3 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz
July 5 – Dallas, TX – The Prop

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