The majority of Indie tracks use crescendos to transition from a lower intensity level to a higher one. Indie Obsessive is a fan of crescendos, since they provide a sloped surface on which the song’s energy climbs and the listener’s interest willingly follows. But “The Fire” takes a different approach, and does so masterfully. The song from Jordan Frye has a multi-tiered, multi-textured track with a well-defined stepped architecture.
“The Fire” includes both up and down energy steps. So, it is deceptive (but interesting) to compare the start of the song to its ending. The intro is a single acoustic guitar leading to a vocal solo. It’s in stark contrast to the seemingly orchestral conclusion with gang vocalization. “The Fire” has an allure throughout, but it’s the ending that is highly textured and elegantly arranged.
The message of “The Fire” is relatable. According to Jordan Frye, the hope is ‘to inspire people out there to keep working towards your dreams even if it means "stepping through the fire.’”
Jordan Frye is a singer/songwriter and producer based in Los Angeles. “The Fire” is already his third release in 2018.