Singled Out: Righteous Vendetta's The Fire Inside

Today Righteous Vendetta guitarist Justin Olmstead tells us about their song "The Fire Inside" which comes from their brand new EP "Vol. 1" . Here is the story:

The song "The Fire Inside" actually ended up being one of the most noteworthy songs on our new EP "Vol. 1" for a number of reasons. But to begin, I will clarify what the song actually means. It is about overcoming the evils and enemies in our lives, regardless of what those may be. As a band who stands firm in our belief in God, our evils are the sins we are tempted with on a regular basis. To others it may be addiction, greed, envy, depression, etc. - "I am the one you've stolen, I am the one who's bound by your lies." The song itself is a battle cry, a direct anthem of victory declaring to these evils that they will never overtake you and who you are, even if that temptation is always present, - "Be ready for the fire, be ready for the fight. These walls cannot contain the fire inside me. With or without you, I'll keep on fighting."

Now the noteworthy segment. First off, Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" is the straight up jam. If anyone tries to deny that the key change in that song gave them goose bumps all the way down to their butt cheeks, they'd be lying. So we decided that there HAD to be a key change on this EP. It wasn't flowing naturally and we didn't want to force it, so as our studio time neared, it began to look like it wasn't going to happen. But then after some last minute tweaks, the light bulb turned on and the ending segment to this song turned into the key change that ended up on the final...and yes, all because of Celine Dion. No shame.

The other story is about the music video that was released for this song. We went with our go-to Videographer Jeffrey Moore in Portsmouth, Ohio, who did the videos for our songs "This Pain" and "John the Revelator," with the intent of filming the video for our song "With Love." On lunch break while filming that video, Ryan (vocalist) got a spur of the moment hunch that we were going to want another video since we were already there. We asked if Jeffrey could clear his schedule for the next day, and he graciously did. This meant he had about 4 hours to find a venue to film AND come up with the idea for the video. So the next morning bright and early, he leads us to a historic house from the early 1900's that is still fully furnished and everything. We walk around this massive place looking for the right room to film, and of course the best place just had to be the attic. It had went untouched for years, judging by the thick carpet of dust on the ground. So we ended up hauling all our cabs and drums up 4 flights of narrow stairs and running extension cords from the basement to make this happen. So when you watch the video, you can know that there is no makeup, no gimmicks. The dirt all over us was the dirt from that one room that we kicked up and inhaled for seven hours that day. I think we are still coughing up black chunks. So go check it out and let our day of torture bring you joy!

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and check out the video here learn more about the album right here!

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