Jacksonville, FL based Rock band FORTUNE CHILD has released the sophomore single, “Slow Down.”. Showcasing their ’70s rock proficiency, the guitar driven track is off of the band’s upcoming, debut LP, Close to the Sun, which is produced by the legendary Kevin Elson (Journey, Mr. Big, Europe, and Lynyrd Skynyrd).
“’Slow Down’ is a song about balance. We work extremely hard to be the best at what we do which makes the situation feel more serious, but we always make sure to take the time to reflect on what an amazing experience it’s been so far.” – FORTUNE CHILD
It’s no secret that these North Florida natives respect their Rock ‘N’ Roll elders. It’s the true feel of the 70’s (bell bottoms, mustaches and all) but with a touch of modern flair. Having just formed in 2021, Fortune Child (Christian Powers/ vocals, Buddy Crump/ lead guitar, Melanie Jo/ drums, Jon Ward/bass) has quickly garnered the support of the Southeast US Rock ‘N’ Roll scene and will continue to do so with each passing day. These cats know how to rock, and it seems that there’s no stopping them once those first notes rip through the air.
For 2022, the band has partnered with legendary rock producer Kevin Elson (Journey, Mr. Big, Europe, Lynyrd Skynyrd) to produce their full length debut album, Close to the Sun, due in early March. Their first single, “Far”, is already well on its way, having found its own rightful spot on Yahoo! News and has gathered press coverage in countries as far away as Australia and Russia. It even got a good old-fashioned thumbs up from Billy Gibbons himself and has turned the heads of some of the industry’s heaviest hitters. This sort of thing leads us all to wonder: What could come next for this brand new Rock ‘N’ Roll freight train?