By: Emma Kopelowicz
July 14, 2020
Melbourne-based singer-songwriter ELDAFYRE is bringing back the gritty spirit of 70’s avant-garde, underground rock with his bluesy track, “Satisfied.”
Based on the multi-faceted Australian musician’s past albums, it seems ELDAFYRE has set out to taste test whatever genre suits his mood and give it his all. In the past, the artist has experimented with bare acoustics, island rock, and even some jazz instrumentals. In the case of his latest album, Death of the Surrenders, ELDAFYRE seems to be taking a few cues from late 60’s and early 70’s rock n’ roll groups with a bit of a blues edge.
With a voice that sounds like a mixture of Lou Reed’s baritone growl and Bob Dylan’s nasally drawl, ELDAFYRE channels the energy and attitude of these old school rockers on “Satisfied.” The melody rests on a solid bed of thumping drums, earth-rattling guitar riffs, and organ keys to really dig into that timeless atmosphere. The songwriter’s lyrics roll of his tongue like a true beat poet. “Time, feelings, money, pride/Want you to be feeling alright inside with all of my being,” ELDAFYRE croons about wanting the best for his love.
All seven minutes and 30 seconds of track make you feel like you’ve been transported to a jam session in a dark and dingy underground New York club circa 1967. We’re a big fan of songs that come with a heavy dose of nostalgia for a bygone era, so if you’re looking for a new artist who takes it back to the basics, ELDAFYRE is your man. Stream the track below, and be sure to tell us what you think on social media at: @gasmaskmagazine. Feel free to connect with our writer as well: @emkopel!
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