Needles and Fire

December 3, 2016 6:45 AM

A song about alternative histories and intangible futures.

posted by TheWaves (4 comments total)

I really like this. It has a kind of Motorama meets Nick Drake kind of vibe. You've got a really compelling vocal tone. The production is also wonderful - the arrangement is well suited to the mood of the song.

posted by grumpybear69 at 2:06 PM on December 6, 2016

I like the arrangement too. To me this has a really strong '80s vibe, which works well here. I've heard it a few times now while listening to the MeMu feed and by the second or third time I was already singing along to the "needles and fiiiiiiire" part. So that's what I'd call an effective chorus.
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 9:17 PM on December 9, 2016

Oh yeah, I'm hearing an interesting mix of Dire Straits guitars; Gerry Rafferty, Bob Welch & other jangly 70's Yacht Rock arrangements; but also Coldplay and new-wave 80's vocals. Nice job and well-mixed, both sonically and influence-wise.
posted by not_on_display at 10:09 PM on December 9, 2016

Excellent weaving of texture with all the guitar parts. Vocals are smoky and gauzy. Pre-chorus builds interest and tension beautifully, chorus has a great lift. Really well built, played and produced.
posted by BlackPebble at 12:31 PM on December 18, 2016

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