Today, after releasing a string of incredible singles, THE DRIVER ERA releases their latest track “Fade.” Written and produced by brothers Ross and Rocky Lynch, the track highlights the brother’s knack for blending unforgettable melodies with intricate lyrics that makes this single in particular a clear tour-de-force in their discography.
Stream “Fade” HERE.
With a groovy, layered rhythm paired against powerful vocals, The Driver Era gives a nod to Peter Pan and feelings of the love that you have for another and how imperative it is to make every minute matter. On the track they sing,“You make it alright / a lost boy for life / and Neverland with me / And I will hold on until I’m not strong / Cause this is worth forever to me.”
With the two brothers writing, performing, and producing all of their tracks, “Fade” is a perfect representation of the band’s creativity and dedication to their art. “This song is actually a few years old, but it just took some time for people to believe in it enough to put it out,” Ross said. “I’m really happy the song is finally coming out. The song is all about the inevitability of fading away.. making the most of every moment.”
“Fade” is just one of many hit singles released this year, including the latest drop “Places,” “Take Me Away,” and the double release “OMG Plz Don’t Come Around” and “flashdrive“.
Since their debut in 2018 with their hit single “Preacher Man,” the brothers have self written and produced every track they’ve released, including tracks from their 2019 album X – the anthemic “Feel You Now”, the live-show crowd favourite “Scared of Heights” and their alt-radio hit “Low”. In late 2019, the guys unveiled a double release, “A Kiss” and “Forever Always,” despite being apart while Ross was in Vancouver filming Parts 3 & 4 of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The turbo-charged “A Kiss” grasped the attention of BBC Radio 1, with spins by DJ’s Annie Mack, Mollie & Matt, and Jack Saunders. “A Kiss” currently sits at over 13 million streams.
The band recently announced a string of dates for 2021:
THE DRIVER ERA WORLD TOUR- UK & EU
8th May – Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
9th May – Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, UK
10th May – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK
11th May – O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
13th May – Paradico Nord, Amsterdam, Hollan
14th May – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
15th May – Essigfabrik, Cologne, Germany
16th May – Technikum, Munich, Germany
18th May – FVTVR, Paris, France
20th May – Bikini, Barcelona, Spain
21st May – But, Madrid, Spain
23rd May – Santeria Toscana 31, Milan, Italy
24th May – Komplex Klub, Zurich, Switzerland
26th May – Grelle Forelle, Vienna, Austria
27th May – Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
28th May – Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
30th May – Knust, Hamburg, Germany
31st May – Lido, Berlin, Germany
2nd June – DR Koncerthuset- Studie 2, Copenhagen, Denmark
3rd June – Nalen Klubb, Stockholm, Sweden
For a list of all 2021 tour dates and ticket links, please visit thedriverera.com/tours.
About THE DRIVER ERA:
Like the band name, the music of The Driver Era captures a certain classic feeling while looking toward tomorrow. With the two brothers, Ross and Rocky Lynch, writing, performing, and producing all of the tracks, their stylistically unpredictable music also conjures up every romantic association with heading out on the open road: limitless possibility, the thrill of escape, a refusal to stay in one place for any real length of time.
With massive hooks and immaculate production, songs like “Feel You Now” and “A Kiss” show the tight musicianship that Ross and Rocky have honed over the years in their longtime band R5-a five-piece whose self-produced 2017 EP New Addictions was praised as “full of sharply constructed pop confections” by Rolling Stone. It was during that band’s recent worldwide tour, the two began dreaming up a new project that would allow them to explore their more experimental tendencies.
“We had a bunch of songs we’d been gathering for a while,” says Rocky. Although they avoided restricting their vision to any specific sound or style, the duo did set some firm intentions for the new band: to create music without self-imposed limitations, and to always push for sonic innovation.
In between polishing off the new songs-and hitting the road for their first tour as The Driver Era, Ross is a critically acclaimed actor (he recently drew raves for his title role in the serial-killer biopic My Friend Dahmer and currently stars in Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina). And when they’re not actively creating, the two are often out riding around, listening back to mixes and working out song ideas, constantly expanding what’s possible in The Driver Era.
“A while ago I was reading a book that talked about how if you and a person are able to connect deeply enough, you almost form a third consciousness,” says Ross. “I think Rocky and I have that on some level. I don’t think either of us has felt so creatively charged up in a long time, and it’s just a really cool feeling. The whole thing’s opened up our minds in this amazing way.”