Ahead of their debut album Many Things release an energetic anthem with strong hints of both U2 and The Stranglers
n preparation for the launch of their debut album Burn Together this summer, Many Things have released the first single to be taken from the record, Holy Fire. The London trio’s lead singer Michael Tomlinson wrote the track during a lonely New Year’s Eve, but the song is anything but desolate.
Pounding keys and drums propel the track forward, guitars chime in the style of The Edge, and SFX swoop in before disappearing like the UFO in the accompanying video. It’s a track firmly anchored in the 80s, the pomp of the aforementioned U2 is joined by the brooding vocals of The Stranglers in Skin Deep mode.
Tomlinson’s vocal lifts the song as he repeats the title refrain with increasing passion and what starts as a request ends as an urgent plea. This may not be the most original single of the year but it’s certainly going to raise people out of their seats.
Verdict: A stadium-sized rocker full of promise.
Watch the Many Things’ surreal sci-fi video to Holy Fire below…