This piece came to me all at once. Or, more accurately, it is the result of a couple of years of pontification about the zeitgeist. I crafted the beat and the main synth theme during my lunch break; to have waited would have been torture.
I happened upon a really infectious beat I created a couple of years ago and, after an enjoyable session, pulled a catchy melody from the universe. As fate would have it, I decided to listen to The Doors for the heck of it, and realized what I had with this song is a Doors-influenced piece of classic rock with a twist of contemporary production. And so, On Fire was born. It was fun to channel a bit of Jim Morrison, walking the line between psychedelic and Sinatra in vocal and lyrical styling. Yep, looks pretentious to have typed that out loud.
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It’s my birthday today, and decades of having to piggy back on Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and Mardi Gras cultivated a rather peculiar attitude in me, leading to this song. Actually, the song is quite old; but, today I had a creative flash and decided to make a video, which features the Old Baby version of my visage.