Fortunate Losers is an Ontario based rock band that creates heavy hard-hitting music. They have had the opportunity to share the stage with icons that include Billy Talent, Big Wreck, Monster Truck, and The Trews. Recently "Fortunate Losers" released their massive single "Tidal Waves" and it is one of those records that will drag you along for the ride. It features a heavy steady guitar riff that melts your face off, punchy explosive drums that hit you in the gut, and a soaring edgy vocal that carries tons of energy with it.
"Tidal Waves" opens with an ethereal guitar and a melodic enchanting vocal that grabs your attention and keeps you hooked; instantly after the main heavy guitars start to tease in and suddenly band they hit you with the full band - leaving you speechless. The vocals in "Tidal Waves" has an almost ethereal quality to them but still keep their edge and attitude. The record reminisces and influences from Alice In Chains, Filter, Bush, and Led Zeppelin; however, there is still a unique sound that Fortunate Losers maintain and it fully supports every element that is going on. There is a lot of big energy in this release and it is something that you will regret missing out on.
Listen to "Tidal Waves" here.
Hey, Fortunate Losers. Welcome to BuzzMusic! Your release "Tidal Waves" sounds massive! What was the songwriting and production process for it like? Hey BuzzMusic! Tidal Waves is absolutely a massive song for us, it's one of the heavier songs off our newest EP which we are in the process of releasing. The song was written by our lead singer Devon, and guitarist Brad. Those guys are animals and always cooking up new song ideas. The production ideas for Tidal Waves were tossed around a bit, especially in the studio. We recorded the whole song one way and after hearing the final product, we decided that something was off. Later in the day we re-recorded a few of the sections and copy/ pasted it together like a Grade 10 English project. The overall production process was awesome though, Darren and Mike at Union Sound in Toronto were incredible to work with! It's quite great to hear how every element of the record contributes to it hitting you like a truck but still remain catchy. What was the recording process like? Were there any challenges faced? Tidal Waves hits hard, but we did put some focus into making sure it was catchy. It's one of those songs that can get stuck in your head for hours after listening to it. We spent a week at Union Sound in Toronto and it was a great experience for us. The boys who run that studio are incredible to work with. The biggest challenge for us in the studio was the race against time in order to record and be completely satisfied with all 4 of our new songs. We recorded 4 entire songs top to bottom in the course of 7 days which was tight. Needless to say, there were some 12 hour days being put in from our crew and everyone did a killer job to pull it off. We can definitely hear some of your influences in this record. What about each of them specifically did you try to draw influence from? Our musical influences as a band are so broad, we definitely drew influences from a variety of artists and genres. As a band though, some of our bigger influences are bands like the Deftones and Soundgarden. We draw influence from so many other artists as well though, so it's hard to limit the list to a few. Our main goal was to maintain the status quo heavy Fortunate Losers sound, but somehow make it bigger. We wanted to appeal to a broader rock/ hard rock market and I think the new EP does a great job at that. All 4 of the songs from this newly recorded EP are so different in nature, but you can always tell they're Fortunate Losers tracks. We heard that you originally released an album in 2018. How do you think your sound and you as a band has evolved since then? Cut Teeth was our first full length album and was released in 2018. Since releasing Cut Teeth, the band has gone through some roster changes and each new person brings new ideas and a new style to the band. Fortunate Losers has always been, and will always be, a heavy and hard hitting rock band. The overall sound on Cut Teeth was good, but the recording and production process was nothing similar to what we experienced while recording this new EP. The sound on our new EP is much more full and well balanced. It's still the same Fortunate Losers sound you know and love, but better. In a crazy time like now, what plans do you have coming for your music? We can't wait to hear what's next from you. Times are crazy right now without a doubt. As I am writing this, the whole country is in the middle of the Coronavirus outbreak. We will see how this affects the music industry going forward! As for our band, our EP release is scheduled for May with a few other singles being released in the months leading up to May. As for now, we are continuing to write new music and play shows/ tours all over the place. The anticipation of our new EP release is killing us, and we can't wait to share the final musical product with you all!