Fire & The Romance is the passion project of Dion Roy, a South African born musician with an insatiable and obsessive desire to create something new and unique. Though he’s been writing music for most of his life, this new collection of songs came from an epiphany that he had while on tour in Germany.
When inspiration hit, Dion reached out to a couple of his most trusted music collaborators with the goal of recording this new material as a band. Now living in New York City, Dion and his band are anxious to unveil their new material, starting with the single Way Down Below. Says Dion: “Way Down Below was born out a pretty vocal melody idea I had, but grew in just a few hours into this untamed emotional demon, complete with teeth and a killer haircut. You just can’t look away”
The Adaptations EP will come out early 2014, but Dion and his band have already finished up a full length record to be released later in the year. In the meantime, they are excited to see how people react to the new music and to have the opportunity to tour together behind these songs. “It’s been an incredible experience developing this project with my band; the process was both fun and intriguing, the Adaptations EP was an experiment in sound that really turned into something special for all of us – and I love what we found.”
Fire & The Romance has a truly original sound and unique voice in Dion Roy, whose vocal skills are eminent and extends a diversity of styles. He can sing a catchy melody, rise to epic emotional highs and then drop back into harmony with ease. The result is a great variety and range of pace and emotion within Way Down Below.
In addition to nailing their hybrid sound, writing catchy melodies, and having fantastic production values, the band does a great job of writing songs that pulsate and resonate with atmospheric vibrancy. They deftly allow space in between beats and melodies to give the breakdowns and buildups, great effect.
Theirs is a blend of alternative rock with a driving beat, heavy bass and percussion that stays light and airy throughout. It is just so much more different from everything else. Fire & The Romance make almost mysterious music with haunting lyrics that get under your skin.
Way Down Below is as edgy and fresh as anything that’s been heard by a new band in many a year. It is musically diverse and simply lacks the pretense that so many bands produce within their sound today. . Fire & The Romance don’t assail their arrangements with the usual indie-rock frenzy, but rather, embrace them with intensity.
To back up the release of the single, Fire & The Romance have also produced a video which perfectly exults the song in all it facets. This band is truly an anomaly in the world of popular music. Don’t miss them!