After a 7-year hiatus from music, in 2017 Aaron Lopez decided to pour his life experiences into music once again and updated the band name from Downcast Fable to Bid for Escape. With the help of very talented friends (George White, Danny Lopez, Chris Pernice, Micah Bentley and Axiom Church), the first EP "Nothing Left To Lose" was released. NLTL was just a starting point, and after a buzz was started, a collaboration with recording and creating music amongst new band mates Anthony Lee and Jacob Ramirez. "Can't Make You Love" was released in late 2019, where the band had a sold-out EP release show at The Rebel Lounge with close band friends Coyote Tango. Within that timeframe the band finally found a set bass player Jake Moses, who fit perfectly in.
Now in through middle of a pandemic, each band member focused on their specific talents within the band and worked on new song "Your Bones". YB is about staying true to yourself, family, friends, and God amongst chaos, being one with yourself/the world/your bones. This song was special because not only does it showcase BFE's sound, but it also tells what the band is about.
Bid For Escape is a band that writes music about real life situations, stories, and emotional truth. The band wants to spread love through connection in music and at the same time reach out to those who struggle with mental and emotional issues. BFE wants to share stories of pain, love, and societal issues through music in hopes to be one with each listener and therefor have a meaningful connection with everyone who they come across at shows.