Friday, 15 of January, sees the latest release from South African band, Future Radio . The new single from the band’s debut album Freedom, Stand Up & Fight is an anthemic rock track that not only champions individuality but supports the pursuit of purpose in the present moment. Opening with a driving drum rhythm, that propels the track into a crescendo of guitars. Stand Up & Fight contains all the fundamentals of arena rock, with big guitars, a dramatic production and an anthemic rock hook.
Johnny Future, the frontman of Future Radio, admits that this is his favourite track on their debut album, Freedom. “I wrote the bridge lyrics long before I wrote the actual song,” he explains. “I wrote it while I was still a full-time teacher, as a sort of credo for how I want to live my life. The rest of the lyrics evolved from that. Besides the lyrics, it is also a fun song to perform live.”
The music video, Episode 10 of Season 1, is a continuation of the main character’s story. Each track on Future Radio’s concept album, Future Radio, has been released as an episode created by visual artist and co-founder, Drikus Roets. “The last time we saw our protagonist, he ran out of his boss’ office, leaving only his name tag and tie behind,” explains Roets. “He is finally a free man, but at the same time unemployed. In this episode we find out what Johnny does with his newfound freedom.”