Singer/ songwriter Fly the Nest (Stephen Cooper) has released an ode to healthcare heroes at the frontline of the fight against COVID-19. The triumphant song “Superhuman” is dedicated to all those risking their lives to protect others against the virus. All proceeds from digital downloads of the song will be donated directly to the “Ireland Thanks You” campaign, which donates directly to frontline workers. He says, “The real heroes are frontline workers keeping the world alive. The song is an anthem of beating this pandemic and is dedicated to healthcare workers who really are ‘Superhuman.’”
Fly the Nest had written the chorus to “Superhuman” a few years ago. He writes songs for film and TV sync, and years later was sent a brief looking for a song with a hero theme. Having the bones of “Superhuman” already, he wrote the rest of the song and had it recorded in Neon Noise studios in Tyrone, produced by Peter Doherty. The song was pitched for the film Black Widow, but unfortunately didn’t land.
Stephen decided to release the song under his solo project, Fly the Nest, making it his third single. The song was initially about saving someone close to you who’s going through a hard time. However, when the pandemic started to sweep the world, the song took on a new meaning. Healthcare workers around the world are leading the fight against the virus, and we are all depending on them to save the world. The uplifting anthem features a catchy guitar riff, memorable chorus, and motivational lyrics, all painted on a wide and cinematic sonic canvas.
Dublin native Stephen Cooper started playing music at a young age, performing in various bands. Last year he started solo project Fly the Nest, under which he writes and releases his own music. Stpehen also writes for sync, and says that writing for film and TV has opened up another facet of his creativity. It’s helped him find his sound, which he calls “cinematic rock.” The project also encompasses Stephen’s time spent on the pub circuit in Scandinavia. Stephen now spends his time between Ireland and Denmark. The name Fly the Nest came from travelling and moving on from a previous musical journey to the one he’s currently on.
All proceeds from digital downloads of “Superhuman” will be donated to the “Ireland Thanks You” campaign, which donates directly to frontline workers.