Naturally, Finding Favour (Blake NeeSmith, Allen Dukes, Dustin Daniels, Matt Pacco and Jon August) know these fears all too well. Or did.
“After 12 years as a band, we were finally getting to a place where we truly believed in the songs we wrote,” recalls NeeSmith. “But we were still walking in a lot of fear. Maybe people wouldn’t like the stuff we were writing. Maybe we’re not cool enough. If people don’t like us and our songs, would we even still be able to do this five years from now?”
As the band worked on their follow-up album to 2015’s Reborn, they decided it was a good time to address those nagging thoughts and let them go. Thus, titling the project Farewell Fear was not only a catchy alliteration for a band initialed ‘FF,’ it was a fitting proclamation moving forward.