Fire song by Catherine Elms: Review
Catherine Elms introduces herself to UK music listeners as an indie singer and songwriter with a strong passion for heavy metal, baroque pop, and alternative rock. Her most recent effort, “Fire song,” the second single from her career, showcases her musical ability.
The dramatic and fulfilling build up in instrumentation goes hand in hand with the mounting passion of the lyrics. Her vocals, layered atop jarring strings and haunting rhythms, create a gripping and compelling sound that is uniquely her own. “The song represents my first steps on a journey out of the dark, a journey toward the place and the person I’m meant to be”, says Catherine of the meaning of the song, “feeling of calling for something more, and finally setting yourself free from fear and comfortable safety”. A captivating music video for the song is available as well, featuring Catherine’s engaging performance with cinematic brilliance of videographer Scott Chalmers. Imagine yourself in a film about a powerful witch in an old Celtic society who must cut herself free from the constraints of the mundane in order to realize her true power.
It’s clear that her own experiences in the music industry served as inspiration for this song. This year also sees the release of the Welsh musician’s powerful debut single, “Frustration,” which has a more rocky and grungy vibe than “Fire Song.” In terms of her musical career, she has a great deal of promise. I believe Catherine Elms will be a name to watch in the future.
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Photo credits: Scott Chalmers Photography
Review by: Lily Thomas