Inspired by the weight of gospel and soul, London’s Samuel Jack continues to trek alongside these heartfelt sensibilities and follows-up with the pop embellished track “Fighting Fires.” What is inspired by frustration, “Fighting Fires” nods at the choice that follows anyone being struck with life’s obstacles. It has all the ingredients to rise within the mainstream currents, and in the same manner, carries that touch from the underground.
Jack’s brooding vocals enter the scene cautiously, simmering above the electronic waters. “They’re pushing and they’re pulling me to where it is they want me to be,” vents Jack. Piano keys counter each guitar pluck, building with Jack’s frustration, but never letting it consume the track. Jack explains, “I was growing more and more frustrated with the situation I found myself in, I felt like I had a million people to please and I was going under – but rather than let it kill me, the crux of the song is really that, I wouldn’t let it. Sometimes you just gotta dig deep to overcome.”
Regaining control by the touch of a falsetto, the track pulsates back into the chest thumping hook. “Fighting Fires” and its entirety is brought to justice by the generous fusion of genres, which builds towards the artist’s debut album, due early 2020.