Recently signed to Big Machine/John Varvatos Records (Big Machine Label Group), Friday Pilots Club is Chicago’s Pop affected and hard-hitting Rock band.
Formed in 2017, members Caleb Hiltunen (vocals) and Drew Polovick (guitar) blend explosive memorable hooks and eclectic musical sensibilities to bring a fresh sound to the world of Rock music.
While attending Columbia College Chicago and pursuing different degrees, Caleb and Drew became instant fans of each other’s work. Caleb – a talented lyricist and vocalist – and Drew – a songwriter, producer and master mixer - created the perfect musical partnership with Friday Pilots Club. They gained a loyal Chicago following before gaining the attention of Big Machine’s Scott Borchetta and John Varvatos in 2018.
When Caleb and Drew sat down for their first writing session two years ago, their new single “Glory” was born. A deeply personal track, it was co-produced by Drew alongside Multi-Platinum selling producer John Fields (Switchfoot, American Hi-Fi, All Time Low) and Nothing But Thieves guitarist Dom Craik. A gospel tinged, Rock anthem, “Glory” was inspired from two different perspectives and allows for fans to create their own interpretation. Based on fear of one’s own mortality and the fight for change in the current political climate, “Glory” is available digitally now and is currently being introduced to radio.
Friday Pilots Club recorded “Glory” and additional tracks at Field’s studio in Minneapolis. The environment inspired their creativity and allowed the band to explore diverse sonic possibilities while honing and developing their new sound. Finding influence from bands like Nothing But Thieves, Bring Me The Horizon, Royal Blood, Highly Suspect, along with a dose of The Strokes, Friday Pilots Club found comfort in heavier and darker music. Fans can hear the new music on streaming platforms and live at select tour dates. Visit FridayPilotsClub for more information.