Alternative rockers The Racing Pulses have returned with “Go, Forward!”, their first release since 2017. An anthemic single devoted to Wisconsin’s new professional outdoor soccer club, Forward Madison FC.
Photo: Michael Brooks Photography
“I grew up watching Manchester United because there was no team around me I really identified with. As soon as I heard about Forward Madison FC, I wanted to write a song. This club has a great philosophy and brand, already working hard to involve, excite, and enrich the community. This is why we collaborated with talent based in the city, too”, the band’s frontman, Kristian Iliev, said.
“We recorded at Paradyme Productions with local engineer Yeekeng Yang, and the artwork for the song was designed with the help of an influential illustrator from the area, Dan Fransee.”
Iliev’s father was a successful soccer coach for many years, and his whole family enjoys watching matches. Drummer Mike Newby also appreciates the sport, tuning in especially during World Cup years.
Both club leaders and members of the supporters’ groups expressed enthusiasm upon hearing early demos of the track. “Their approval was important to us, and we hope fans enjoy singing the song as much as we enjoyed writing and recording it.” concluded Iliev.