Review by Daniel Deprè & Staff
With “Fire”, Nigel & Evan prove once again that they have a knack for pensive and emotional music with strong vibes and catchy hooks. “Fire” begins with a very gentle synth, creating a relaxing atmosphere that is then contrasted several times with a larger-than-life chorus. Nigel & Evan have created a song that thrives in contrasting extremes and the listener will constantly be on the toes thanks to the changes in energy. “Fire” will make you feel down, and then remind you to let it all go and have fun.
Lyrically, Nigel & Evan are singing about the powerful passion that is love. Furthermore, they are reflecting on how it feels after that love has left your life and the tremendous struggle this causes deep within us. Lyricist Evan Pietrzak employs clever metaphors to reflect this inner battle that can often take away so much of our life energy. “Cause your like a hurricane spinning round and round my head, I won’t ever forget.” His choice of words really brings to mind passion and it is truly heartbreaking. “Touching you felt like fire, don’t let me go, please don’t let me go.”
The arrangement of “Fire” is very colorful and filled with a strong variety of sounds. The opening section features a gentle synth pad that reminds me of the popular Rhodes keyboard sound. The minimalistic nature of the verses is really interesting, holding off the sub bass sound until halfway through the verse. This creates a really satisfying progression throughout the song. The chorus’ then burst out like an explosion with pulsing synths and heavy electronic drums. Evan’s vocals have this spritely synthetic tinge to them that makes his voice unique and exciting. They twist and bend like a physical instrument. “Fire” is a simultaneously an epic and relaxed track that features relatable lyrics and really fun synthetic sounds.
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About Nigel & Evan Nigel & Evan is an American Pop Duo group originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The duo includes Nigel Seibert on drums and Evan Pietrzak as the lead singer.
Nigel & Evan write their music with only one thing in mind and that is just to have fun. Whether you’re a hardcore party animal or just like to get in your feels, Nigel & Evan have a song for you!