The hard rock solo artist Fire Follows released his debut EP ‘If It’s War You Want’ on May 31st via Pavement Entertainment. Writing, performing, and producing all elements of the music, Chris Watt is a talented musician based in Colorado with a backstory that will offer hope and encouragement to listeners.
In 2008, while singing for the band Author, Chris Watt began experiencing severe problems with his singing and speaking voice. After multiple visits with vocal specialists and doctors, it was determined that he had partially paralyzed a vocal cord. He was also born with Tourette’s Syndrome, which is a neurologic disorder that further complicated the weakness within his voice. As a result, he almost entirely lost the ability to speak and sing for over five years.
He used this time to enhance his musicianship on the piano, drums, and guitar, while also educating himself in the areas of audio engineering and production. After three vocal cord procedures, he has fully regained the ability to sing. After signing a deal with Pavement Entertainment, he released his EP ‘If It’s War You Want’. All five songs are each considered singles and emanate from the loss and triumph Fire Follows endured over the last decade. This EP embodies the notion of never giving up.