Band: Havoc Faction
Song: “Crossfire”
Album: “Crossfire” – single
Release Date: April 30th, 2021
Label: Living Album Art

Kyle Rutchland, the driving force behind the project, says:

‘Crossfire’ was inspired by the current political climate that’s really intensified since the rise of COVID-19. It seems a majority of us are caught between two sides, the left and the right. While being so focused on what the other side is doing, they are causing more harm to the rest of us who are caught in the middle of the feud. Most of us are just trying to survive or be happy without pertaining to a ‘side,’ hence why it feels like we’re just caught in the crossfire.”

Ruthland continues:

“Personally, I follow much bigger issues that we are currently facing, like the damage we are doing to our environments (both land and sea), and wildlife, while disrupting ecosystems that may not be able to return. We’re not only creating our own demise—we are bringing many other species down with us. But everyone has been so focused on each other, instead of the impact our actions are causing, based out of fear. It’s incredibly frustrating.

With Havoc Faction being the concept band, the song also coincides with the story of Backdraft losing one of his members/friends in a fight, dissolving the faction, leaving him questioning if anything he was doing even makes a difference or if the loss he’s experiencing was worth it. These were thoughts and feelings I was facing while navigating this pandemic, and I feel those who have lost loved ones at any point in their lives can also relate.”