Review: Jack Garratt – ‘Fire’

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'Fire' is an exciting electro-pop track, which increases anticipation for Garratt's debut album, Phases, which is set for release on Friday.

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Following the release of hits such as ‘Breathe Life’ and ‘Worry’, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt has been deemed one to watch this year. Having already topped BBC’s Sound of 2016 poll and gained the Brits Critics’ Choice Award 2016, it appears he is already well on the way towards success. His debut studio album, Phase, is scheduled for release at the end of the week and to get everyone excited ahead of its launch he has released new single ‘Fire’.

The minimalist opening of ‘Fire’ allows you to appreciate the flawless vocals and lyrics, as Garratt declares “Tell me I’m fire baby, tell me to open up, shield my eyes baby, they’ve seen so much.” The tempo soon increases as the song explodes into that familiar electro-pop that the singer-songwriter is renowned for and the beat is infectious. The track seamlessly flows between gentle vocals and chaotic instrumentation, which makes it an extremely interesting and unique listen.

‘Fire’ is an example of Garratt showcasing what he does best; creating distinctive electro-pop that is full of energy. While it doesn’t necessarily have the catchiness of some of his previous singles, it will certainly get fans excited for the release of his debut album, Phase, on Friday. 

‘Fire’ is out now via Island Records.

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