The brand new EP by Fires of Freya (formerly known as Break the Silence) demonstrates a certain sophistication that reminds me of classic bands like Fleetwood Mac. The powerful and melodic female vocal rouses emotion, whilst the music flows from paired-back ethereal sound to energetic indie/rock guitar.
The opening track, ‘Starless Sky’, provides a great introduction, with powerful riffs pulling you along with their momentum; this style continues in tracks ‘Loaded’ and ‘Crash and Burn’. Second on the track listing, ‘Give A Reason’, adds a subtler tone and is a real stand out track for me – it really delivers an emotional punch.
With a few radio plays under their belts already, I expect to hear a lot more from Fires of Freya this year.
You can listen to the EP now on Spotify and Apple Music.