There are lots and lots of artists that try hard to sound mainstream. Now, the smarter ones, like savesomeone, know how to bend what is commercially-favored and make it their own. Make sure to snag your earphones for this.

“fire’ is a pocket-lite, 21 Piloted meltdown of emotions, negative feelings of self, and just the right amount of low, slow vocal overdub. The lyrics hit as strongly as the music does, but it’s the chorus that makes this song so listenable.

The hook stays in your head. Mellow and sweet, but bitter too, the beat often pausing and restarting throughout, causing the scape of the song to shift back and forth. The easygoing chords at the beginning build up to whispered hums and dwelling self-reflection by the end of a very personal 2 minute track.

“It has a lot to do with TV like Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Entourage, where the protagonist is worshipped but ultimately it’s a means to an end” savesomeone said. “They get what they want but aren’t the same and don’t want it anymore. I don’t want to go too in depth because I try to say it more precisely on the record.”

After a summer of lackluster anthems, this track shines bright with individuality and dynamically bittersweet vibes. Make sure to give it a listen.

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