‘Fight The Silence’, the new video from For Today, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Daniel Davison, who has previously worked with August Burns Red, The Chariot, Manchester Orchestra and Norma Jean.
‘Fight The Silence’ is the title cut of For Today‘s new studio album, which will be released on February 4, 2014 via Razor & Tie. The song has a strong social message and proceeds from the sale of this track and forthcoming album will go to support the A21 Campaign to help shine a light on the issue of human trafficking.
For Today lead vocalist Mattie Montgomery had all of the lyrics written for the song before he arrived at the studio to record it. He explains: “The morning before we got in, I watched a video someone sent me called ‘Girls Going Wild In The Red Light District’. They were, like, ‘Ignore the title. Just watch the video.’ In the video, there are six girls standing in the window of a brothel in Amsterdam. This song starts playing and these prostitutes all start doing this synchronized dance to this music. Then at the end of it, these girls get done and the windows go black and this screen at the top of the building comes on and says, ‘Every year thousands of girls are promised a dance career in Western Europe. Sadly they many of them end up here.”
Mattie sat in the studio and wept for a good twenty minutes. “I was sobbing, snot coming out of my nose, tears coming down my face.
“How can we help? Where do we even start?
“I literally went through the lyrics to this song called ‘Hope’, which is ironic. I went through the lyrics that I had written and selected everything and I hit delete.
“You know what? I want the world to hear about this thing. So I re-wrote them in 45 minutes that morning. Then we recorded it. That’s ‘Fight The Silence’.”
For Today will work to raise funds via the album and touring to continue the global effort to rescue and rehabilitate those who have been victimized and to oppose and prosecute those who are responsible for the buying and selling of other human beings.
Fue Today was recently announced as one of the first five acts confirmed for the “Vans Warped Tour” 2014. The band will perform on the entire nationwide run from June 14 through August 3. For Today will also headline this January’s “Fight The Silence Album Release Tour” with Like Moths To Flames, Stray From The Path, The Plot In You and Fit For A King.
For Today Tour Dates
w/Like Moths to Flames, Stray From The Path, The Plot In You and Fit For A King
January 30 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
January 31 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
February 3- Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
February 5 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
February 6- Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
February 8 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
February 9- Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
February 10 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom
February 11- Toronto, ON @ Opera House
February 12- Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
February 13- Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
February 14- Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
February 15- Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
February 16 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
February 18 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
February 19 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
February 20- Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
February 21- Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
February 22 – West Palm Beach, FL @ The Box
February 23 – Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
February 25- Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
February 26 – Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
February 27 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
February 28 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
March 1 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
March 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre, Studio B
March 15 – Grand Prairie TX @ QuikTrip Park
Video below for ‘Fight The Silence’
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