(Nashville, TN – April 24th, 2020) Nashville rock project The Frsthas debuted new track “Simulation”. The single is out now, on Spotifyand Soundcloud.

Fronted by Mikei Gray, the collaborative project of Nashville musicians has proved a hit, with previous release “Pawn Shop” the latest track to make a splash on Soundcloud’s New & Hot Rock USA Chart, peaking at #3.

Gray spoke exclusively to New Noise Magazine, to discuss the new single.

Accompanying the single release will be the launch of The Frst’s much anticipated new Augmented Reality App, the first of it’s kind for a rock band, allowing fans to access behind the scenes video, bloopers and more exclusive content. The Frst app is available for free download HERE.


After a decade spent as a decorated live rock guitarist, sharing stages with artists spanning the width and breadth of the music industry, such as Portugal. The Man, The Florida-Georgia Line and Sublime with Rome, singer-guitarist Mikei Gray had something different in mind when he started The Frst, in 2017.

“Freedom and fun were the goals with this project, so as a mission statement there is no I in The Frst.” – Mikei Gray

The Frst has shot to international attention with hearty, catchy rock anthems, including the likes of distracted driving protest “Another One” and Soundcloud USA New & Hot Rock USA Chart topping “Ammo”. Soaring melodies and driving rock intonations are on display throughout, evidence that The Frst’s experience with some of the industry’s top names has bred an eclectic range of influences, nods to hard rock, pop and hip-hop all shining through.

Inspired by Joe Rogan’s interview of Elon Musk, “Simulation”challenges our over-reliance on technology and champions the power of human spirit and creativity alongside the increasingly digitized world.

Gray’s ever-rotating cast of musicians and producers active in the project include Andrew Leahey, Nathan Cogan (Taking Back Sunday), Steve Hardy and Justin Smith.

With James Paul Wisner (Paramore, Dashboard Confessional) and Andy Van Dette (The Beastie Boys, David Bowie) behind the controls, The Frst’s anthemic and urgent rock tunes come to life, brimming with heart and urgency.

The Frst’s brand new single, “Simulation” is out now on Spotify and Soundcloud. Watch exclusive bloopers, behind the scenes scoop and other exclusive video content, courtesy of The Frst’s brand new Augmented Reality App!

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