Blaze Project Want You To Know They’re Still Fine

The Quebec rockers tackle formidable challenges head on with their latest release.

Blaze Project hang in there on their latest single and video Still Fine — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

A guitar-driven, super funky ride from start to finish, Still Fine is a revved-up testament to the indomitable will to live in the face of tough personal challenges. The song takes a triumphant approach in response to a health crisis too many people will face in their lifetimes.

“Still Fine deals with cancer, a disease that affects thousands of families,” say the group from Baie-Comeau, Qué. “Having lived it within the entourage of the band, the song is therapy in itself.”

Rather than focus on the grief and devastation a cancer diagnosis can cause, Still Fine underlines the determination, fight and forward thinking of a person who’s ready to tackle a formidable challenge head on. “It tells the story of a person affected, who decides to fight and whose great desire to stay alive will lead him back to health and eventually, healing.”

Still Fine is one of several tracks on Blaze Project’s second album that embrace the positive aspects of life, even through the lens of hardship. The band took the deepest years of the pandemic to gather in their practice space and composed the 10 songs that make up Enjoy This Moment, the followup to their 2018 debut album Universe.

“We took two years to compose and refine Enjoy This Moment in a positive and playful climate,” note the band. “The album conveys positive messages and a beautiful energy.”

Recorded mostly live off the floor on analog equipment at Wild Studio in Saint-Zénon, Qué., Enjoy This Moment mixes the band’s diverse influences of blues, rock and funk into a warm, rich and delicious sound concoction. The kinetic energy of the band ripping through their songs in a single take fuels this project.

“Music is visceral to us,” they explain. “It’s the need to create and share, touch people and make a difference in their day in order to change the negative into positive!”

Blaze Project featues singer-guitarist Pat Trudel, guitarist Serge Blais, drummer Danny St-Gelais and bassist Jacques Roy. In recent years, they have seen more than their fair share of bad luck, including illnesses, deaths in the family and a serious road accident that almost claimed Trudel’s life. All of that galvanized the band to create Enjoy This Moment. “Our music has become much more emotional, and our vision has become very clear: to pursue our dream, to touch people and to write the best music possible!”

Watch the video for Still Fine above, check out more from Blaze Project below, and find them at their website, Facebook and Instagram.