Listen to Avi Kaplan’s ‘Chains (Alt Version)’ from Fire Country, Season 1, Ep. 9 – a deeply emotional somber beauty

American folk pop singer songwriter Avi Kaplan’s ‘Chains (Alt Version)’ was played on Fire Country this week — Fire Country, Season 1, Episode 9, “No Good Deed“.

The deeply emotional song was heard during the ending montage as Vince is talking to Meg’s parents about their law suit and tells them he also lost a child, then pleads with them not to blame his son.

It continues in the scene where Jake and Gabriela are talking about Bode.

Avi Kaplan’s original version of ‘Chains‘ was released on his 2020 third EP Lean on Me, which came out on the Sequoia Summit and Fantasy record labels.

Kaplan himself, although not a household name as a solo singer (yet), is most definitely a household name when you know the group he used to perform alongside.

That group is the Grammy Award winning  a cappella group Pentatonix, and Kaplan used to be their bass vocalist.

Kaplan left the group and went solo in 2017 though, and has since released three EPs, over a dozen singles and, in early 2022, his debut studio album Floating on a Dream.

Listen to Avi Kaplan’s ‘Chains (Alt Version)’ as heard on Fire Country last night on his Lean On Me EP and in the video.

And yes, the song is as beautiful as his stunning voice.

The first season of the already popular Fire Country is now streaming via CBS.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.