The theme for 2015, according to Maryland’s Fiction 20 Down, is to be the Year of F20D and they plan on rewarding their fans with a new approach that includes new singles, podcasts, interviews, videos & more, for every month of the year. This month, the new song is “Go Easy” and we have it available for FREE, this week only…
You can download Fiction 20 Down’s NEW single “Go Easy” for FREE, on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday May 2nd, 2015.
Fiction 20 Down – “Go Easy”
“Go Easy” Background:
Fiction 20 Down is a an Alt. Rock band that incorporates Hip-Hop with some elements of Pop and Reggae fusion. Rather than releasing a new album in 2015, they will put out a new single for each month of 2015. As previously mentioned, they’re not only releasing new singles each month of 2015, but pod-casts with interviews and videos every month throughout the year. They want to invite music lovers in to get to know them and their music with a true-to-life look at the group around the new music they’re releasing.
In January, they released a new single titled “New York Thing”, an alternative hip-hop jammer that was followed by their February release of “Suburban Gangster (One Breath)”, that takes more of a Reggae-Rock approach while taking inspiration from the Baltimore Ravens lineman Marshal Yanda and “his ‘Embrace the Grind’ mentality, as noted in the lyrics early in the song.”
“Love Is It” was released in March, attempting to play soundtrack to the “love is in the air” notion with it being the month of Spring. The song is as poppy as spring flowers on your neighbors front yard blooming for the first time with enough hip-hop and lyrical depth to ground out a bit of the pop.
For their 4th song of the year, and their soundtrack for the month of April, “Go Easy” shows Fiction 20 Down settling back down from their spring-fevered, “Love Is It”. Throughout “Go Easy”, you’ll hear a marriage between the lyrical flows to match the hip hop drum-kit to go with the light soulful singing around the reggae rhythm. The song is a fun – nothing anyone would complain being on as background to a party and it would make a decent beach-cruising song in your car with the windows (halfway) rolled down.
“The song came about organically – first from me writing on my acoustic, then jamming and working the idea with the band in the studio, and then finally when I lock myself in the studio and do the producer thing,” explains guitarist/vocalist Jordan Lally of “Go Away”.
Jordan further described the song indicating that: “In time, it became my own inner monologue, as my self was telling me to ‘go easy’. That notion was influenced largely by my reading of authors/philosophers Esther Hicks & Ram Das. It’s a message that I think everyone everywhere can and should get behind, we’d all be better off taking a bit more of a ‘go easy’ approach to many things in life.”
F20D’s year appears to be more upbeat with each new song that finds us closer to summer. They opened up with a bit of swagger that is leading to more soul with shades of pop and upbeat reggae. They remain lyrical throughout their first 4 songs, but the mood of their hip hop teeters between swagger and love. They have a good, eclectic mix thus far and we invite you to listen to the first 4 songs below and hear for yourself.
Fiction 20 Down Background:
Fiction 20 Down, or often referred to online as F20D, is a 5 piece band from Baltimore, MD. Band members include, Jordan Lally as vocalist and guitar, D.J. Fritzges on the bass, Andre Toney drums and vocals and Wes Anderson on lead guitar.
In the Spring of 2011, producer Jordan Lally paired his vocals & songwriting with bassist Deejmon and drummer/emcee Dre during a series of recording sessions at Jordan’s studio in Baltimore, MD. The result of these sessions was ‘Do Not Feed The Radio’ – Fiction 20 Down’s 5-song debut EP co-produced by Drew Mazurek (Linkin Park, Allman Brothers).
In 2012, Fiction 20 Down welcomed lead guitarist Wes Anderson into the fold. Wes relocated from Chicago to Baltimore and shortly after the newly minted 4-piece completed their first US tour. Highlighted by appearances at the California Roots Festival in Monterey, CA and Orioles’ Opening Day at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD, the national tour wrapped in mid-summer and the guys immediately returned to the studio.
Jordan once again paired with Mazurek to produce Fiction 20 Down’s full-length follow-up ‘Where’s The Levity?’. The band spent time in multiple recording facilities throughout the mid-Atlantic recording the new LP. Upon it’s release in April of 2013 the album was hailed as “best new release” by the renowned Indie Rock Cafe.
When not in studio or on stage, Fiction 20 Down emphasize the importance of giving back. In addition to their various “hands-on” volunteer efforts, the band has played benefit concerts for over 30 charitable organizations since their inception.
Huge thanks again to Fiction 20 Down for allowing us to share their song “Go Easy” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti
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