This Fire (Birds of Tokyo song)

"This Fire" is a song written and recorded by Australian alternative rock band Birds of Tokyo. It was included on their third extended play (EP) of the same name and for their fourth studio album, March Fires (2013). The song appears as the second track on the album. The Single artwork is by Leif Podhajsky. The song came in at number 51 on the Triple J Hottest 100, 2012. Sales towards "This Fire" counted towards the EP which peaked at number 32 and was certified gold in 2013.[1]

"This Fire"
Birds of Tokyo - "This Fire" (Single).jpg
Single by Birds of Tokyo
from the EP This Fire
Released5 October 2012 (2012-10-05)
FormatCD, digital download
Recorded2012
GenreAlternative rock
Length4:52
LabelBirds of Tokyo, EMI Records
Songwriter(s)Ian Kenny, Adam Spark, Ian Berney, Glenn Sarangapany, Adam Weston
Producer(s)Dave Cooley
Birds of Tokyo singles chronology
"Circles"
(2011)
"This Fire"
(2012)
"Lanterns"
(2013)
Music video
"This Fire" on YouTube

Band member Ian Berney said ""This Fire" was probably one of the most effortless songs I've ever been part of a writing team for. I'll never forget the night that chorus came out – imagine five guys with one acoustic guitar, singing the song at the top of their lungs and all getting super excited. I like how the lyrics assign responsibility to ourselves for the urban disasters that we’ve created. Live, it’s one of the strongest… 9 times out of 10 we play it last; it just finishes a set with such command - probably a favourite for the whole band."[2]

ReviewsEdit

Jason Strange from The AU Review said; ""This Fire" is the lead single... and has Ian Kenny's trademark voice and lyrical poetry, picking up nicely from where they left off with the last record. Judging by this, they have another number one album on the way."[3]

Music videoEdit

The music video for "This Fire" was directed by Kris Moyes.[4]

Track listingEdit

Digital download
No.TitleLength
1."This Fire"4:52

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2013 Singles". www.aria.com.au. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Birds Of Tokyo Wrote Us An Exclusive Track-By-Track For Tomorrow's 'Playlist' Release". themusic.com.au. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Birds of Tokyo - This Fire". www.theaureview.com. 11 October 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  4. ^ "'THIS FIRE' EP RELEASE WORLDWIDE TODAY + WATCH THE NEW VIDEO". birdsoftokyo.com. EMI. Retrieved 1 August 2013.