Photo by Cassandra Panek
Philadelphia's Soraia is our latest favorite modern garage rock artist. The three piece have recently released a new single, "I Seek Fire." The song has that classic garage rock sound, but it also brings a certain level of 80's metal and 70's glam rock theatricality to it you don't normally get with garage rock. Along with that fuzzy, classic garage rock sound, I'm getting a certain Joan Jett and early Alice Cooper sound with this one, with maybe more than a little Heart thrown in. This is garage rock out of the garage and aiming for arenas. "I Seek Fire" is just pure no nonsense rock 'n' roll with zero pretention.
ZouZou Mansour, lead singer and lyricist, says of the band's new song:
"The original idea behind ‘I Seek Fire’ came from reading a Rumi quote: 'Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.' A mix of that personal desire plus a healthy dose of romantic and tragic love ideas floating through my head created the backdrop for the lyrical story of the song. As soon as I heard the cutting, staccato riff co-writer Travis Smith played for me, I knew I had to capture that exquisite contradiction: enthralling, obsessive passion usually comes with that tragic cut. The music brought the lyrics to life in this one more than most other songs we've written together."