Legend Of The Fall has defined itʼs own genre in a musical landscape dominated by mediocrity and nu-metal clones. In just two years, the band has created an undeniable sound that they have affectionately dubbed “Pop-core”.
Hailing from Ridgefield Park, NJ, Legend Of The Fall consists of five brothers ranging in age from 14 to 21. After first stepping onto a stage in April of 2007, the brothers JD, Skyler, Levi, Madison and Casey Jones Alam have never looked back. “The adrenaline and roar of the crowd was the most amazing feeling that weʼd ever felt. We immediatelyknew that we had found our calling” states JD.
With influences ranging from Led Zeppelin to Panic At The Disco to Paramore, Legend Of The Fall make music that captures the essence of the youth of today. The band credit their father as their biggest influence and the reason they became a band. “Our dad was in a band with his brothers when they were younger.” says JD. “There was only three of them and they were 80's classic rock type stuff. Watching them when we were young, it just felt like that's what we were gonna grow up to do. We didn't really think of making it or not but we just somehow knew that we were destined to grow up to be musicians.”
The name Legend Of The Fall came from an all night session of sitting around the kitchen table brainstorming. “Our dad said how about Legend of the Fall?” says Skyler. “We deciding to take all of the names that we had come up with and put them in a hat. We then prayed and pulled out a piece of paper and it said Legend of the Fall. Well it was Legend of a Fall, but we changed it because if we used the first letters, we didn't wanna be called LOAF.” “We're very big on meaning” adds JD. “The one thing we promised each other is we'll never let go of the fact that everything needs to have purpose. We don't do empty meaningless music, so we knew we needed a meaning behind our name. People say that the story of Daniel is just a legend and that Adam and Eve are just stories of Jewish legend. So, we connected it to the fall of man to show that people will consider it to be Legend of the Fall.”
For the past two years, Legend Of The Fall has built up a loyal fan base by captivating audiences with their explosive live shows. The band has self released 2 CDʼs simply titled “Sketches” and “Sketches Part II”. The CDs showcase the bands ability to write amazing, undeniable, hook-laden songs.
In December of 2009, the band signed a management deal with heavy weight PR and management firm, New Ocean Media (Framing Hanley, Tantric, Candlebox, Red). Legend of the Fall will be entering the studio to record several tracks at Soundmine Recording Studio in East Stroudsburg in March with producer Dan Malsch (Forever the Sickest Kids, Framing Hanley, Bigwig, Tantric). “We are looking forward to what lies ahead” states Levi. “2010 is going to be an amazing year!”
When asked about the meaning behind the bands songs, JD explains “ ʻI'm Narcissistic, I'm Pessimistic, I'm Obsessive, But Tonight I'm Looking Upʼ ʻis about hope. The chorus is ʻStep up to the plank we're diving in, Step up to the plank we're diving in, maybe we'll drown and maybe we'll swim, Step up to the plank we're diving in.ʼ The whole point is we don't know the consequences to anything, but we have to do what we believe and just know and hope that we'll pull through. We're Christians so hope is a big deal for us. Hope, faith, and love are the three things being a Christian entails and thatʼs what shines through. Also, we obviously appeal to a younger audience being young ourselves. There's a line that says ʻMaybe mom and dad just don't understand but we do, yeah we do.ʼ This is more about hope again. Hope is what will get you through.”
“'ʻKeep You're Emo Glasses On (Scene Girls at the Beach)ʼ is pretty straight forward. It's about the whole emo and scene culture and how we're part of it and the girls who
are in this culture are really hot. It's nothing vulgar, perverse, or sexual, but it's a statement of these girls are really cute. It kind of approaches it from a psychological point of view, where we talk about the stores they shop at, the places to find them, and
the fact that it's a culture conforming to anti-conformism. It's really fun and even though poppy a lot of people love it.”
In 2 Timothy 4:4, the Bible states "They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths."
So if the people of the world do turn to myths and legends, wonʼt they then think the truth is the legend? They would refer to the truth as the legend of the creation, legend of the prophets, and the LEGEND OF THE FALL!
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