Published Apr 03, 2020Philadelphia rockers Fire in the Radio have just released their third album, Monuments, out today on Wednesday Records. To keep the celebrations going on their release day, the band have also shared a making-of video.
In the making-of clip, guitarist and vocalist Jonathan Miller says the album's concept was inspired by the image that would serve as its cover art, featuring the silhouettes of people watching fireworks on the Fourth of July.
"It was also a reminder that things like the Fourth of July, things that have become symbols of our monuments, have faded, they've detracted in their meaning," Miller says. "People, they can be their own monument, they don't need to look at these monuments to remind them what's important, they can be their own choice of change."
The album was produced and engineered by Jesse Gander, the Vancouver engineer who's worked with acts like Japandroids, White Lung, the Pack A.D., Needles//Pins and Woolworm.
Check out all of Monuments below, as well as watch the making-of video that explains the album's history and creation.