Airdrie country duo Flaysher released their newest single on Feb. 24, causing brothers Brad and Ryan Fleischer to reflect on their young and promising music careers.
“We are really excited to come out with this tune,” Ryan said. “I guess what I love about it, is it’s super authentic to who we are. Not that we would ever release something that wasn’t, but it is a very candid story about a journey toward the goal of self-actualization.”
According to Brad, the idea for the song – which is titled Ride – came to the brothers during a drive home after a long day of work.
“A left turn would have taken me home, but I felt like I just had to keep going and clear my mind,” Brad said. “I kept going straight and found myself in the Rocky Mountains. That sort of sparked the song, and then it became its own thing.”
The Fleischer brothers were born and raised in Airdrie, and are Bert Church High School alumni. They said music has been a constant part of their lives.
“We grew up in Airdrie, we are artists,” Brad said. “We proudly represent Airdrie. We are hometown boys and that is how it will always be.”
Now 25 and 27 years old, the brothers played their first show about 13 years ago, right across from Bert Church High School at Grace Baptist Church.
The duo knew after that performance that music was the avenue they wanted to follow.
“We didn’t know what it would take or how to do it, but we fell in love with it,” Brad said.
“That first show we did was a huge one for me,” Ryan added. “I think that moment was such a win. You spend so much time at that age learning your instrument. We were so nervous, once we got off the stage, we looked at each other and realized it was such a proud moment.”
Thirteen years later, the brothers are proud of what they have accomplished in their careers so far. According to Flaysher’s website, the two performed in rock bands throughout their teens, playing shows at weddings, bars, parties and everything in between. Ultimately, the brothers agreed that country music was where they felt most at home.
In 2019, they spent the year writing new songs with fellow artists and friends from throughout Alberta and Nashville, Ten.
Prior to producing Ride, in March 2020, the brothers released Flat Broke Famous – a high-energy track that espouses living without fear of judgment and turning some heads, according to Brad.
The pair was recently nominated for Country Music Alberta’s group or duo of the year, and the brothers will find out if they win the honour on Feb. 28.
“Having a nomination after one single in the country market means a lot to us,” Brad said. “We feel very welcomed in that community.”
Almost a year since the release of Flat Broke Famous, Ryan said the brothers are excited to see the reception of Ride as the track gets its first radio play. He said he and Brad are now focusing on putting more music out.
For anyone interested in hearing the new track, it is available on all major streaming platforms.
To keep up to date with what Flaysher is up to, visit flaysher.ca.
Jordan Stricker, AirdrieToday.com
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