When: The Fruitful Earth EP – 02/06/2014
Where: Big Peach Records
Sometimes in life we feel overencumbered by the problems we face daily. Whether it’s finance, health, love, lost, even something as simple as getting up out of bed feeling ready to face whatever the day wants to throw at you. But sometimes the only solution to that is just to face it, or take those problems by the balls and throw caution right into the wind’s face. This probably has no relation to what I’m about to write to the following song but as it’s called Firebird it feels right to talk about how we all must rise like a pheonix even when we don’t have wings. I’ve just finished reading The Fault In Our Stars.
Firebird is the first single to come from South London’s The Fruitful Earth’s upcoming The Fruitful Earth EP. The first taste of new material to come from the band since last year’s Rising Sunalbum. It channels everything Led Zeppelin, 70’s, 80’s and just about every positive word ever. If you cannot feel like a powerful, magnificent bird after you’ve listened to this song, then you must be something weird. Like a worm or something.
This song utilises emotive piano chords, powerful chords to their full effect as they rally up a strong melody that sets up a nice foundation for the drums to kick in and the vocals to begin to sing. The nostalgic joyous sound of the 70’s and 80’s from the likes of Led Zeppelin and David Bowie shine amongst the atmosphere, and there’s a trickle of modern day psychedelic thunder similar to the likes of The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala. Firebird‘s huge vocal driven chorus injects a dose of soulful goodness into the already euphoric sound to knock me for six. Eternally happy to have heard this song. It’s wonderful.
Check out the video to Firebirdbelow and join me in this strange mood. Look out for the release of The Fruitful Earth EP on June 2ndvia Big Peach Records, and check out Exploding Head Syndrome on Facebook and Twitter.