Jack Garratt – “Fire”

11 Feb

Jack Garratt

It’s fair to say that 2016 has started pretty well for Jack Garratt. There’s been the BBC Sound Of poll win and the Critics Choice Brit Award, a ridiculously magnificent Craig David – Justin Timberlake mash-up for Radio One and now, with his debut album Phase just days away, he’s released the incendiary “Fire”.

It starts slow, a crackle and fizz of a fuse as it gradually burns, intensity rising as it edges to its destination, then kaboom! The gunpowder goes off in all sorts of directions as huge electro-dance-pop explodes into life, a kaleidoscopic firework display of styles. Synths wobble like a rocket’s trail as it launches into the night sky before showering us in sharp sparks of digital beats.

There’s a Catherine Wheel of UK garage bubbling under, spinning hypnotically as the vocals build to a grand crescendo, matched with multi-coloured cascades of electronics streaking and snaking all over. It’s frenetic, chaotic, seismic and magnificent. 2016 already feels like it could be the year of Jack.

”Fire” is taken from Jack Garratt’s debut album ‘Phase’ which is out on 19 February and available to pre-order now. There is also a deluxe edition which features older tracks that are no longer online like the gorgeous ”I Couldn’t Want You Anyway”.

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One Response to “Jack Garratt – “Fire””

  1. Name not supplied October 31, 2016 at 21:50 #

    Perfect running music 🙂

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