Posted May 12, 2016 by Mike Mineo in Tracks

Trouble in the Wind – “Fire Away”

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“Fire Away” delivers a soaring beauty of a sound, with a western-y twang and alternative-folk fervor that reminds me fondly of Matthew Sweet and Camera Obscura. “I wanna love you strong like a cowboy junkie song,” is a captivating, effective hook that successfully delivers the message of this yearning love song, the genuine feelings even further propelled by the twangy guitar solo around the two-minute mark. The vocals fly high leading into the chorus, allowing the smooth instrumentation to take the lead in the midst, where the track’s title is repeated; it’s to-the-point and simple in its structure, but lovingly so — “Fire Away” is anthemic and moving in its melody and message, from a Southern California five-piece that clearly has the potential for a big rise.

The track is one of several standouts of Trouble in the Wind’s new album, Lefty, which can be streamed in full below:

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I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound. I used to write for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].