The Teaching is beyond thrilled to officially release our original anthem for the Seattle Seahawks and 12th Man Fans worldwide!!! Last Tuesday we decided to light a fire and just GO FOR IT and record Seahawks Take Flight. We wanted to capture this amazing palpable spirit felt in Seattle right now as the Seahawks gear up for the Super Bowl this Sunday.
The song was recorded locally in Wallingford late Tuesday night with the help of local engineers Geoff Ott & Eric Lilavois of London Bridge Studio. Written as a true rally/spirit song for people to get hyped leading up to the big game, Seahawks Take Flight was also made to document this incredible time in Seattle sports history and stand apart from all the parody songs currently being played. The Teaching felt Seattle needed a true original anthem song to represent the city and serve as an exciting sound-track for everything happening right now.
The foundation for the anthem is based off an original theme we wrote on our album Birds in Flight (Watch the song “Birds in Flight” performed live HERE). Several of you (our fans) mentioned how the shout chorus “PUT YOUR WINGS UP” in Birds in Flight could have a very infectious energy to it if it were turned into a Seahawks anthem. So we took on the challenge and had a fantastic time recording and turning the song around in just over 48 hours.
We’re also excited to announce that a music video created by our dear friend Jessie Sawyers below.
After the success of being featured on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ album The Heist, we’ve all watched Seattle rise into a “Golden” period where a special unified feeling exists for Seattle Sports, Music and the Arts. We’re all proud of all the amazing accomplishments, records broken and fire Seattle is putting out into the world right. We’re equally humbled and grateful for our own blessings and the support from everyone over the past years – it’s just amazing! It’s from this same team-spirit and city pride that we’re share this anthem hoping it will continue to rally all behind our beloved Seatown city Seahawks. GO HAWKS!