Single Review: Fossway with ‘Live in the Fire’

Introducing Fossway and their latest release: ‘Live in the Fire’.

On the 27th of October 2020, North East based alternative rock three-piece, Fossway, released their latest single, ‘Live in the Fire’. This single follows on from the success of their previous releases, the earlier 2020 single, ‘Grey Cloud’ and their immense 2019 debut EP release, ‘Bravest of the pride’.

As a band which takes influence from a select of the rock greats such as Muse and queen, Fossway are stating with this latest release an ambition and ability to create their own version of the rock and roll genre. Pulling sounds from all corners of the category, from old to new, progressive to alternative, its entirely refreshing to see a local and emerging rock piece not confine themselves into a stereotype of sound or subgroup.

‘Live in the Fire’ is a track that showcases a extensive degree of musicianship and creativity, effortlessly blending the typically classic high energy and low energy elements, moods, and intricacies of rock to form one cohesive piece. With this track, Fossway’s ability to create an impressive and unique sound is equally matched by with an ability to create raw, heartfelt and explosive lyrics, carried wonderfully with distinctively talented vocals. Where Fossways lyrics often contain societal and politically reflective meanings, ‘Live in the Fire’ portrays more personally reflective inspirations.

“I wanted to encapsulate our journey as a band through hyperbole. The burning desire to play shows in front of live audiences and travelling to different cities”

John Lennox- Lyricist and bassist for Fossway

When discussing the inspiration behind the song, lyricist and bassist of the band, John Lennox explains: “lyrically, I wanted to encapsulate our journey as a band through hyperbole. The burning desire to play shows in front of live audiences and travelling to different cities”

‘Live in the Fire’ by Fossway

This latest release is sure to set Fossway to follow a similar path and trajectory to the fellow North Eastern success story of post-punk and rock band, Pigsx7. After already establishing themselves with a successful live performance history, playing sold out gigs and festivals such as Lindisfarne, Hook & Gun and Long Division, this band have created nothing but anticipation and excitement for what lies ahead of them as more opportunities are set arise again in the coming year.

By Josephine Canham

Published by Josephine canham

I'm a journalist studying at Newcastle University, based in the cities cultural hub of Ouseburn, with a passion for all things music.

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