Our Fire
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Our Fire

Fort Lauderdale, FL | Established. Jan 01, 2018 | SELF

Fort Lauderdale, FL | SELF
Established on Jan, 2018
Duo Pop Electronic




"Our Fire Makes it “Hard To Breathe” in New Visual"

“I’m trying not to hurt nobody but you’re making me believe that it’s kinda hard to breathe now.”

The beat drops out during the hook of duo Our Fire‘s new single “Hard To Breathe” allowing these words to sting. Our Fire tells a story of the struggles they experience with love, over an EDM-infused pop beat. Production was handled by their longtime friend Z3N who was responsible for “Don’t Cry” featuring XXXTentacion off of Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter V.

The synergy between the duo’s members, Jake Spooner, and Nicole Babin, is as obvious as ever. Though Spooner takes the lead throughout most of the song, Babin’s supporting vocals on the hook find the right pockets and bring alive the emotional context of the track. There is an element of realness to this and beyond the song being heard, it can equally be felt.

The video takes it a step further. It features the two in a room of candles, sitting back-to-back as images of them tightly tied up together continue to flash. A woman furiously slams a picture frame against her head, forcing the glass to crack and fall to her feet. If the song doesn’t indicate how difficult love can be, these elements of the video along with others certainly compensate. It’s the kind of thing you have to just see for yourself.

The eclectic duo burst onto the scene in 2018, after previously pursuing their own solo careers. They collaborated on Spooner’s single “Savage” and then he and Babin came together to make Our Fire, later releasing a self-titled EP. Spooner’s Urban Pop background and Babin’s multi-instrumental talents in Alternative and Country make them a unique combination and sound. They’ve worked with the likes of Gucci Mane, Jewel, and Better Than Ezra. - Elevator Magazine

"Interview: Our Fire"

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Hard To Breathe”?

Hard to Breathe is one of our favorite songs we have written. We came up with the idea on guitar in at a session in Miami and kept singing the words “I’m trying not to hurt nobody” over the progression. We never really noticed how many different ways you can interpret the song until we started playing live and everyone that we came across had different ideas of what the song was about; “I’m you trying not to hurt nobody (like are you angry?), I’m trying not to hurt nobody (like are you blaming yourself?), I’m trying not to hurt nobody (like are you guilty for something?).” This was then we really realized the underlying meaning of mental health in the story. We incorporated this message in our music video as much as possible because it is so important to recognize when people in your lives are toxic and when you should let go.

Did any event, in particular, inspire you to write this song?

Not necessarily, but on a subconscious level. It was written in the early spring around the time where there had been many terrorist attacks in America and celebrities were also taking their lives which kind of sparked the dark nature of the song. Anxiety and depression seem to be the biggest issue we face in the social media age, especially with young teens and it is so important for these people to reconnect with themselves and understand what is important. No one should ever try and please someone who is ungrateful for your love and attention.

How was the recording and writing process?

The hook melody just come out immediately after we had guitar chords and shortly after humming, we had a full song! What’s really cool about it is that without second thought on the lyrics, the words and story had such deep meaning. It took a while for us to finish the track because we initially had a demo of the idea over a looped guitar, it wasn’t until several months later we had an amazing beat for the record. With our friend and producer Z3N on the track, our day spent coming up with the beat was actually intended to be for another song idea. It wasn’t until we started humming the acoustic version “I’m trying not to hurt nobody” we realized the song fit perfectly with the beat! Z3N made the beat and engineered the session all in his bedroom, so nothing too fancy. - Vents Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



Jake and Nicole have a long history of developing their musical interests as a duo. Before the 2 met in college, they had been working on their individual goals with music. Jake originally began to take on singing and songwriting in his early college days. Shortly after, he found his love for songwriting and performing, thus making music a full-time career. Nicole has a long history of perfecting her musicianship; as a multi-instrumentalist, she has discovered many different ways of performing and experimenting with different aspects of music and sound. The couple met when Jake was on the search for different members of his band. The two always had a unique chemistry and co-wrote many songs together for the band to perform. Once members of the band were getting ready to graduate, the group decided to go their separate ways. Jake then finished school and continued his pursuit in music, ultimately deciding to make his trip to Los Angeles to record his first solo project with producer Scott Storch, and during his solo career wrote and released singles with artists such as Gucci Mane and Tory Lanez. In the meantime, Nicole had been focusing on writing individually and performing small venues to keep her craft her top priority. After a few months, the couple got together and began co-writing but this time for other artists. The two found a unique sound in the songs that they were writing and decided to explore the music as a duo project. Writing the music didn’t take long for them and with the help of longtime friend and producer Z3N, the duo released their first self-titled EP through Sony’s The Orchard. The couple continues to write and perform their music around the country and couldn’t be more excited that they get to experience it all together. The name “Our Fire” originated from the first song the couple wrote together.

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