Johannesburg-based band Far From Who We Are just released their new single, ‘Rise.’
The dark, yet uplifting song delivers a positive message about escaping a difficult situation. The band explains: “it’s about escaping a dark place or difficult situation and finding the strength to get back up and rise above it.”
Far From Who We Are’s energetic performance in the video for ‘Rise’ is in stark contrast to the dark background, echoing the message of rising from darkness. The band’s video perfectly visualises the struggle, attesting to the band’s fighting spirit. Johan explained that the trio is a ‘live performance band’ at its core. The video was a chance for the three to get together and perform again as a band following COVID-19.
Watch the video for Rise
A talented and versatile trio
Formed in 2015, the Heyns brothers (Johan and Maarten) and Kyle William are a talented trio, writing, recording, mixing and mastering everything in their studio, The Laundry Room. The band pushes the boundaries of the hard rock genre with their unique blend of melodic alternative rock. Full of emotions with moving melodies, their sound is underpinned by hard-hitting riffs and beats, fused with rock, metal and electro sound.
Released with German label HopePunk Records, ‘Rise’ is available now on all digital platforms.