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Review // Naked By The Fire - Goddamn Miles

Victoria, B.C. indie folk rock band, Naked By The Fire have released the second single from their upcoming self-titled debut album and it's an absolute gem.

Naked by the Fire is a group based in Victoria, BC. Their indie-rock-folk style is heavily influenced by the singer-songwriter/folk tradition, but draws on elements of rock and indie, which gives the music a driving, restless energy. It’s Folk with a back-beat, if you will. The music begins with the songwriting duo of Jacob Leger and Jeremy Earley, backed by the grooviest rhythm section on Vancouver Island, Clayton Flett and Eric Their.

Their music is characterized by probing, thoughtful lyrics, sing-along choruses, lush vocal harmonies, ear-wormy guitar lines, and a versatile vibe, ranging from acoustic-folky to rock and roll wildness. They just completed their first studio album, which will be released in July 2022. They tour relentlessly throughout BC, and it is rumoured that they may have put in an appearance as far east as Halifax recently.

Naked by the Fire is Jeremy Earley (Guitar, vocals), Jacob Leger (Guitar, vocals), Clayton Flett (Drums, vocals), and Eric Thier (Bass, Vocals).

The new single, Goddamn Miles has an undeniably elegant and waltzy feel to it, with rhythms, strings and vocals that seem to float effortlessly on some sort of soft sonic breeze between my ears.

I woke up this morning feeling a little off because of a dream I had, so I wasn't sure if doing a music review first thing was the best idea. I think Naked By The Fire have captured new magic with this track. The seamless harmonies, mellow grooves and mood altering melodies have me basking in the morning light and feeling that healing power music frequency.

"Leave these Goddamn Miles behind . . . come to you next time."

If Goddamn Miles is any indication of what's to come on the album we're all in for something big - and really beautiful.

Keep an eye out.


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