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Los Angeles-based trio Cannons have been busier than they could have ever imagined since their hit single, ‘Fire for You,’ took off after being featured on the Netflix series I have never in 2020.

Singer Michelle Joy, guitarist Ryan Clapham and keyboardist/bassist Paul Davis stopped by WDET’s Studio A to chat ahead of their headlining gig with The Knocks at the Majestic Theater last month. The band discuss how their lives have changed since “Fire for You” broke, playing live shows during a pandemic (including the crazy fact that Lollapalooza was their first post-2020 show), their new album Fever dream and more.

I first saw Cannons live at Lollapalooza 2021, but I had no idea it was their first show to perform together since returning from live events until Joy shared this detail.

“So that was actually our first show, coming out of the pandemic and coming out of a time when our song, ‘Fire for You,’ blew up,” Joy explains. “So we hadn’t played any gigs at all, since we had number one with the TV charts and the songs. I’ll be honest, we were terrified.

Cannons formed in 2013 after Joy posted an ad on Craigslist looking for a band that needed a singer. Clapham and Davis responded to the ad, and Cannons was formed soon after. The band self-released their debut EP up all night in 2014. While they had their music used in film and TV before the meteoric rise of “Fire for You,” they were never prominently featured as they were in the Mindy Kaling-created series. .

“It was really a shock, because we used to love, to be a band that gets a lot of syncs,” Joy says. “I know something about our music sounds very cinematic. And it works well with film and TV and everything. But we are used to the songs being a bit quiet in the background and small portions of them being used.

“So when we found out that I have never, which at the time was (the) number one Netflix series (at) the height of the pandemic, when they used “Fire for You” in the most important part of the whole series. And they use the whole song, and it hit number one on Shazam. I think we were all looking at each other, like, ‘What’s going on right now?’ It was very surreal and exciting, but it took time to sink into it.

While it’s reasonable to think that Cannons felt even more pressure to follow the success of “Fire for You,” that really wasn’t the case as they were working on their final album. Fever dreamwhich was released in March.

Davis shares, “We did it the same way we do for all the other records, maybe with a bit of the thought of ‘Oh, what Netflix show can this go on? “A little bit, but we’ve never really had music that way. We just write what’s in our hearts. And if we like it, you know, if it’s something we would listen to and physically buy , that’s what we’re trying to do.

The guns are currently enjoying a well-deserved break after wrapping up their co-headlining tour with The Knocks. Listen to the full interview at the top of the page.

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