Fire Tiger – Suddenly Heavenly
Fire Tiger go full throttle into a classic 80s glam pop sound with the powerful “Suddenly Heavenly”. Embracing a retro sound with such vigor, the songs radiate a tremendous joy utilizing a wide range of neon hued color. Synthesizers rush through with the greatest of ease as the album has an all-consuming celebratory spirit. The amount of energy imbued within these tracks helps them to rush forward with such power. Over the course of the album Fire Tiger draws from a variety of 80s stars, from Blondie to Madonna. Best of all are the vocals whose commanding presence rests at the very center of it all. Sung with a certain degree of giddiness the songs immediately wash over the listener.
“Love the Way” starts the album off right, with tremendous guitar work and an incredible sweeping sound. A glistening funk takes hold on the summery “Ice Age”. Rushing through at such speeds “Sailing to Neverland” has a fiery passion deep within it, as the lyrics emphasize a nostalgia of sorts. Slowing things down a bit is the lovely ballad “Faces”. With a nimble groove is the flexible “Guarantee”. Tender tones define the soothing “You Changed Me”. Layer upon layer of sound comes into the mix on the ornate “Easy Road”. Neatly bringing the album to a close is the reflective title track and album highlight “Suddenly Heavenly”.
With “Suddenly Heavenly” Fire Tiger crafts a perfect playful album, one that represents the happiness that more pop ought to represent.