First Time Flyers drop brand new single ‘Jump’

UK country pioneers First Time Flyers release their new single ‘Jump’ on today and announce a trio of live shows ‘Jump On Tour Part One’ for September this year.

‘Jump’ was written by the band at their North London studio last year. “It’s about fearlessly jumping into love heart first” explains Poppy from the band, “knowing you’ll either fall in love, or fall alone but being prepared to risk it either way”.

The band unapologetically encourage people to love who they love and jump straight in with a full heart. The specifics of the song came from personal experience and band member Vicki opened up about her journey to finding love.
“I was in a heterosexual relationship for many years,” she says. “I was engaged but deeply unhappy. Eventually I was honest with my feelings and had the courage to end the relationship. I then met somebody else who is now my fiancé but at the time my family urged me not to jump straight back into a relationship. They were shocked that I felt so strongly but also shocked that my fiancé is a woman”. Vicki continues “She is the best thing that has ever happened to me and we are due to be married next year. Needless to say, I’m glad I ignored the advice.”
Taking inspiration from Vicki’s story the band have decided to release the song in June in honour of Pride month. First Time Flyers are proud to champion and represent the LGBTQIA+ community.

The video for the single was shot in a dusty barn in the grounds of the exclusive health resort Champneys. As Tim recalls “It had been raining the days prior to the shoot and to get to the barn we had to cross a muddy field. We got some strange looks from the guests at reception when we turned up to use the toilet caked in mud and dust!”

Vicki still teaches at musical theatre colleges and the cast of the video is made up of students past and present who have been taught the ‘Jump’ routine to accompany the song!
Produced again by band member Tim Prottey-Jones who says, “Jump is 2 minutes and 10 seconds of pure energy drawing influences from songs like Dasha’s ‘Austin’ and even ‘Texas Hold Em’”. Guitarist and vocalist Jake adds “we weren’t really hearing UK Country acts adopting this sound so we thought let’s give it a go!”

As if a new single wasn’t enough the band have also announced they are treating fans to ‘Jump On Tour Part One’. Happening in September 2024 the band are playing three shows, with the ‘Part One’ suggesting that fans should keep their eyes open for a potential part two…


Sept 10th
Birmingham, Hare& Hounds 2

Sept 13th
London, The Lower Third

Sept 18th
Manchester, Deaf Institute Lodge


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