“We’re On Fire” Is the Title Track From Josh’s Forthcoming Debut Album Of The Same Name, Due Out In May

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Singer/Songwriter Joshua Dylan Balis is sharing new single “We’re On Fire” this Friday (4/15). “We’re On Fire” is the title track from his forthcoming debut album We’re On Fire (State Fair Records), due out on May 13th. With “We’re On Fire,” the rising folk-inspired Rock, singer-songwriter doubles down on the album’s central metaphor, writing about how love and time can alter perspective. Fans can pre-save “We’re On Fire,” ahead of its release on Friday, here:

In celebration of the new song, Josh will perform a headlining show at The Basement (1604 8th Ave South, Ste. 330, Nashville, TN) on Friday night (4/15). Opening artists include Lauren Watkins and Reed Gaines. Josh is set to take the stage at 11p.m. The show starts at 9p.m. Doors open at 8p.m. The show is ages 21+. For tickets and more information, visit

“‘We’re On Fire’ is a double entendre, it refers to the lyrics in the song, which deal with the implications of finding purpose in an impermanent world, and with the transformative nature of the times we’re collectively living in. Indeed, we are on fire and the burning question in the background of our lives is ‘what will remain once the ashes have blown away?” shares Josh.

Examining life’s choices and what ignites them, Josh wrote his debut album We’re On Fire, after experiencing his own brush with death, making his way out of his Dallas apartment, after the building caught fire. In the days following that pivotal moment, he fully realized that we’re only given so much time, and like fuel to a fire, time eventually runs out. We’re On Fire details Josh’s transformative journey since then, with eleven self-penned songs that look back on his youth, the people that have come and gone, and what lies ahead.

“We’re On Fire” is the second single release from his debut album We’re On Fire, and follows his previously-released song “Stories,” written as a love letter to friends and family, “Stories” features his father Danny Balis, the co-founder and bassist of the band Bastards Of Soul on bass guitar. Central Track shared the song, saying it “…recalls Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, with a beautiful honesty in his smoke-filled vocals, confident acoustic guitar playing and tasteful harmonica playing.”

Josh is currently signed with Dallas, Texas record label State Fair Records. He grew up in a family of accomplished musicians including his grandmother Evelyn, who was a backup vocalist for Patsy Cline during her Hayride circuit, and his father Danny Balis, the co-owner of the Twilite Lounge music venue (Dallas / Fort Worth) and bassist of the band Bastards of Soul. For more information about Joshua Dylan Balis visit