A second in time gave South Bend-based singer-songwriter Caleb Fairchild the identify for his solo musical venture, In Attica.
“I went on a bit of journey with a pal right down to Attica, Indiana, of all locations,” Fairchild says. “We primarily received misplaced. This was earlier than we had sensible telephones and GPS and all these varieties of issues. Within the strategy of getting misplaced and looking for our manner out, we simply had an important, nice time.
“It was simply a type of — to not sound cliché — huge self-discovery moments the place you simply get misplaced and have enjoyable and make reminiscences and chortle and have a narrative for the remainder of your life. So once I determined to call the solo venture, I concocted that identify of In Attica, being form of this second trapped in time of self-discovery and enjoyable and being carefree.”
Fairchild began In Attica in 2009, however didn’t do a lot with it till this 12 months.
“I feel I performed one present and wrote a few songs and put them on Myspace, up to now myself,” he says. “The exact same night time that I performed that present, I met my spouse. Quick ahead and, gosh, all these years, 12 years now, and we’ve received 4 youngsters and a profession and all these varieties of issues, so music form of fell by the wayside.”
Like many musicians, self-isolating in the course of the pandemic helped push Fairchild to pursue one thing completely different.
“With the way in which 2020 went, it form of felt like a type of occasions to spend a bit of time on rediscovering myself and issues that have been essential to me,” he says. “I wished to do that solo venture for myself and do one thing once more. It allowed a while to form of course of this and perform some research to the place I want to determine whether or not this made any sense or that this was one thing I simply wished to do.
“I used to be in a position to take some stimulus cash and tax cash and construct a small little studio in my house and be capable to begin writing once more.”
Fairchild has been in a number of metallic bands since he began performing in highschool, most notably Far From Phoenix, with members from Plymouth and South Bend, and his present band, Imperial Skies, which launched the album “Affinity” in 2017.
Fairchild continues to be engaged on songs for the debut In Attica album, however is dropping the primary single, “Reverie,” this Friday on all streaming platforms worldwide.
“I wished to make use of this primary tune because the introduction, as a result of I felt prefer it was perhaps the one tune that encapsulated form of every part,” he says. “That is form of the entire journey. That is the story. This can be a good snapshot of the entire sound.”
“Reverie” is a departure from the heavier metallic music that Fairchild has made previously.
“This is a bit more intricate, a bit of extra alt-rock, poppy, synthy, no screaming,” Fairchild says. “To me, it’s only a tune that, from a musical standpoint, introduced collectively every part I wished to do. Herald some piano, carry within the synths. It has a bit of little bit of heaviness to it, however it additionally feels a bit of poppy. Lyrically, it actually tells a journey of self-discovery. This wild and carefree second in time. It’s me telling a narrative of desirous to do one thing, desirous to get out, desirous to be free, however finally realizing that I can’t do it for anyone else or for every other purpose. I genuinely have to do it for myself.”
Fairchild wrote and recorded “Reverie” principally at his house studio, with vocals recorded on the studio of Imperial Skies guitarist Bryan Kelso, who additionally helped with post-production and mixing and mastering of the one.
Fairchild will launch the In Attica album this summer season.
“That seems to be good timing for me,” he says. “I can use this to construct a bit of little bit of a base after which, hopefully, as soon as issues begin to open, whether or not that’s summer season or past that, it must be a very good time for me to have a very good launching level. The songs are out and now there’s an album to help. Fashionable expertise is a stupendous factor, as a result of it permits me to do all of this both on my own or with minimal different particular person participation.”
Fairchild says that Imperial Skies was presupposed to do stay exhibits final 12 months, however these received canceled. He’s wanting ahead to enjoying In Attica music stay.
“I’ve all the time been extra of a performer,” he says. “I say this considerably paradoxically and metaphorically, performing has all the time been my drug of alternative. Individuals all the time assume I should be on one thing as a result of I get that adrenaline excessive. It was solely simply the joys of the leisure, of performing and interacting with folks. I actually missed that facet of the music. So there’s a small a part of this that does lend itself to being a automobile for getting again on stage.”
Caleb Fairchild releases his first single as In Attica on Friday