Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fire With Fire

Song: Fire With Fire
Artist: Scissor Sisters
Album: Night Work

Well, I wasn't going to post this as I'd already talked about the album without hearing the rest of it, but this is their first official single... and it's completely blowing me away.

"Fire With Fire" is one of those songs that fills you with so much joy when you hear it, which is part of what makes the Scissor Sisters such a great band. This time, they write an anthemic chant-along that is yes, a little Elton, a little Queen, but all Scissor. Lyrically it's vague... being overwhelmed and defeated by something, only to pick yourself up and take things head on. I've been listening to this track on repeat wherever I go and it's hard not to break out singing the chorus in a crowded annoying train during commuting. This is one to sing in the car when you're stuck in traffic, when work has you at wit's end, or when you hear something so ignorant, so terrible, that you can't imagine people can think the way they do. Fight fire with fiiiiiiiirrrrreeeee! Feel better already?

The production is top-notch, and a bit more-so than "Invisible Light" do I hear Stuart Price's production work. It's a bit akin to his work on The Killers "Human." I was unsure if the entire album would be in the vein of "Invisible Light," a big sleazy gay disco ball... but "Fire" is a pop song, using electronics just a touch, building to an exploding chorus. Perfect!

Not that I wasn't already crazy excited for this album, but "Fire With Fire" has me ready for the end of June, when it finally comes out.


Fire With Fire

Scissor Sisters - Fire With Fire

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Invisible Light (Stuart Price 12" Remix)

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