Does Scissor Sisters’ “Fire With Fire” Have Any Fire?

May 11th, 2010 // 3 Comments

“Fire With Fire,” the first single from Scissor Sisters’ upcoming third LP Night Work (out June 28), premiered on UK radio recently. The Stuart Price-produced track is a bit more understated than “Invisible Light,” the song the band used last month to herald news of the upcoming album. Have a listen after the jump and see what you think.

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Personally, while we commend the Sisters on such a joyous track that continues to build for three-and-a-half minutes, it just doesn’t feel like first-single-off-a-new-album material. And what is it with the minimalist approach to choruses lately?

We’d have gone with dark dance jam “Invisible Light” over “Fire With Fire,” no question. Again, that’s not to say it isn’t a good song—”Fire With Fire” just seems to lack that immediate hook that makes the consumer want to invest in a full LP.

Guess what we’re trying to say is we don’t feel like dancin’.

  1. There is no need to compare the two songs, especially looking at their spacing on the album. Fire With Fire is slotted 3rd on the dance album and elegant enough to get bodies to touching, that is until Shear’s voice soars to glorious heights. Invisible Light is the last song on the album, deliciously pop-tastic with Sir Ian McKellen chiseling you down to become a sexual gladiator.

    Fire With Fire is a bit different than their previous stuff which is one more reason to love the band, as they strive to make artful albums, and put on an amazing show. And seeing them perform Fire With Fire live in NYC was just as delicious as Invisible Light.

  2. Fire with fire may be a bit different, but I could easily see this being a gay summer anthem.

  3. Rich

    Who wants to dance to it? It’s a catchy, melodic pop song, beautifully crafted with some lovely harmonic moves. These guys are total professionals and refuse to be contained by people’s expectations. Admittedly, on their last album, it seemed like they “tried too hard,” to cover a variety of styles in the same way that the Beatles and Queen often did, but I’ve been addicted to this song for the last 2 days and that for me, happens very rarely, these days!

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