Thursday 12th April 2018
Chatting to The Firelight Opera last year about their upcoming album and what we could expect from the release, they explained, “We’re really excited for people to hear it! It’s got a bit of everything on it from huge rock anthems to stripped back acoustic tracks. All of the tracks have infectious melodies and catchy guitar riffs and there are plenty of vocal harmonies on there!”
When I first listened to their single “Alive” I was taken straight in by these guys, because it can be easy to listen to music and like it, but the strength of this track, along with the production value of the video for the single made it stand out even further. What also initially piqued my interest was that the band contains not one, but four vocalists. If you’re expecting some barbershop quartet though you need to stand down, because what you’re actually getting here is some serious talent and a ton of riffs and melodies packed right on in there.
Fast-forward almost a year later and The Firelight Opera are set to release their next single “Communication Breakdown” on Friday 13th April. Getting an advanced preview of the track has allowed me to confirm that if you haven’t given these guys a listen yet, then they have certainly achieved the variety they set out to provide, whilst maintaining their rock anthem status. From the rock and roll intro, to the plucky verses leading us in to the chorus stating that “this is communication breakdown, I know ignorance is bliss but I can do without this”, continuing right on through to hooks that would reel-in any unsuspecting listener.