‘We’re a Wildfire’ is the brand new release from North Atlantic Explorers, a Canadian-based cinematic group led by Glenn D’Cruze. I’m not going to lie, it’s quite different to what you might be used to finding here, but trust me, it’s an absolute winner! Now…how on earth to describe ‘We’re a Wildfire’. It’s poppy, shoegazy, orchestral, a little jazzy, a little folky. If it’s one thing – it’s unique! There’s definitely a brooding, darker underbelly to the tune that lurks in the background, but that element gets expertly juxtaposed with the exquisite and wide-ranging instrumentation featured in ‘We’re a Wildfire’. The song will be featured on the band’s upcoming fourth album called Night Owls, an album that features some of the finest musicians Vancouver has to offer. The good news is that if you like ‘We’re a Wildfire’, there’s a ton of North Atlantic Explorers tunes to sink your teeth into!
‘We’re a Wildfire’ is unique. Incredibly unique. It’s also beautiful, enchanting, and seriously captivating. Well done North Atlantic Explorers! INDIE TOP 39
What does the song mean to you?
Musically, the basis of ‘We’re a Wildfire’ came from a disco setting on a Lowrey organ I acquired from an elderly neighbour. Many of these organ sounds can be heard in the song along with several other instruments that we tracked and mixed in along with them.
Tell us about your creative process and how the song came to be?
Over a period of time, I was witness to a couple cheating on their spouses – this was the lyrical inspiration. I sing in the first person, back and forth in a conversational-type manner with my “co-accomplice” in the song, Michelle Bell. It’s me imagining the discussions that might occur and what attempts at deception might look like. In my head, this song plays out like scenes from a movie. I also tried to juxtapose heat and fire with cold wintery imagery.
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