Water From Fire is a musical collective from Charlotte, North Carolina that balances their music between Christian and secular, placing themes of faith in the setting of the modern world. The band consists of 6 members, John T. Woodall, Kevin Browley, Edward Bender, Ryan Devenney, Jonathan Jimenez, and Trevor Hudson. They are a group of North Carolina natives who’s lives are very involved with their faith, some being worship leaders themselves. This added element gives their music a personal depth and honesty, and provides the passion to continue pursue their message. In April 2020 they released their self-titled debut album. Recorded at The Stereo in Charlotte, NC, they say this 6-track EP “…will serve notice to anyone searching for music that is as honest as it is uplifting.”


Going with the band’s moniker, this collection of songs explores themes of triumph over adversity, victory over struggle, and acceptance that we are not strong enough to achieve this on our own. The music came from writing sessions at The Stereo in late 2018; the album is the brainchild of John T. Woodall and Kevin Brawley. “They had both reached a point in their personal lives where they were ready to say something greater and more meaningful together than they ever had on their own.” 


The opening song “Disappear” opens with an explosion of sound, gigantic vocal harmonies delivered with raw passion lead into a powerful rhythm. The music and structure is dramatic, the whole band working together to create a dynamic soundscape while keeping it simple and catchy with a chorus that anyone could sing along to. Stylistically it has a country/Americana vibe to it with modern production and clever, intricate songwriting and arrangement. Lyrically they discuss a struggle of love and finally breaking through to do what they know they have to do. There are themes of reflection and honesty, breaking through to the truth and getting where you are meant to be. The song has an energy that never wavers, even when the instruments drop out and the band goes into their larger than live vocals, bringing the powerful spirit of a church worship service into contemporary music. You can listen to “Disappear” on our Prime Cuts Playlists and follow Water From Fire on the links below. Please continue to support artists like Water From Fire and share this music with everyone you know.

Official Website – waterfromfire.com/

Categories: Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Pop, Rock, Soul

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