Rock and roll sisters, Elizabeth, Celia, and Leslie Rasmussen, otherwise known as the fierce Good English have teamed up with Substream Magazine (LINK) to unveil their first single “The Fire Walk” off their highly anticipated full length album to be released mid March. The track was the result of an ordinary band practice going very, very right. Although not the kind of ladies to sit down and “jam” on this particular day, the trio started off their rehearsal by setting up, making noise and just having some fun with a few “off the cuff” licks and fills. “The bass line and drum beat fit comfortably with one another very quickly so we knew we were on to something,” stated Elizabeth. “The Fire Walk” is a continuous dynamic build from start to finish climaxing with a wall of sound created by droning guitar solos and interweaving vocal melodies.
The single was intended to be fairly disconnected with little meaning, aside from a simple plot of a girl attending an event or party. With the inevitable influence of “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me,” it organically started to gravitate, morphing that “girl” into Laura Palmer. Elizabeth explained, “I knew from the beginning that I wanted this song to be sassy.” She continued, “The lyrics immediately had imagery of the show and the movie. Lines like, ‘talking backwards like you’re dreaming,’ and ‘a room of black and red,’ are obvious ones, whereas others hint more at various aspects of the show.”
“The Fire Walk” was recorded and mixed by Andrija Tokic at The Bomb Shelter Studio in Nashville, TN and mastered by Kevin Antreassian at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, NJ. Aside from a killer song, the girls also walked away from recording with quite the education. “The studio is fully analog and was a unique experience that taught us the art of analog sound recording and engineering. We learned cool tricks like recording a clap with a ton of reverb, reversing the playback, recording that, and ultimately getting an explosion of sound that was nothing reminiscent of the initial hand clap,” they explained.
In support of the new album, Good English will be heading out for an expansive national tour including a stop in Austin, TX for South By Southwest this March to play a few showcases. In addition, they will frequently be releasing music videos, working on new material, booking additional regional tours and keeping their creative juices flowing and fans happy!