Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Set Fire Run - Man Down

Man Down by Set Fire Run

I'm not sure what's in the water in Sweden but with the steady flow of quality artists, I feel they could potentially take over the world if they combined their powers together. Set Fire Run has very quickly become one of my most favorite groups in the world. I've been a fan since they were Dyno and as an act that has not released an actual album, they are (in my opinion) one of the most talented groups in the past 15 years. Alexander, Kim Logan and Thomas make up this 3 piece group that has the ability to grab a hold of you emotionally speaking, as it were, and take you where you need to be. Whether it's reminiscing over what could have been or it's making the realization that what some consider love and affection is actually suffocation and restraining orders.

These guys can do things that I don't feel many artists can do, they can captivate. I think it's this ability that will propel them to superstardom. I feel like they are working on this huge grassroots movement to build up a fanbase before they release an album. If this is true, I give them massive credit. Having people there ready and able to buy the album when it drops is amazing. Now if we as fans can only help do our part buy becoming involved, I think the stage will be set.

This track is a little bit of a sidestep from their previous offerings. The vocals are much slower which gives the song a much heavier edge and I think the methodical nature make this a different variation to what we've heard before and it is an extremely important step. Each song they put out takes you one step further down the path and you realize that it's a trip you don't mind taking at all, as a matter of fact, you wonder why you haven't taken this trip before. I don't feel as if the guys have slipped up yet and I am always hungry for whats coming next.