by Thomas Bedward September 16, 2021
Throughout the past few months, Tokyo Police Club frontman Dave Monks has been charming us all with a string of authentic indie singles, pathing the way for the release of his latest solo album. With singles like ‘Wild Like Me’ and ‘Change Your Mind’, Dave unleashed a torrent of heart-warming indie-rock melodies that shone with positivity, and now, he’s back to do it all again, revealing the brilliant ‘Can’t Put My Fire Out’.
Taken from his forthcoming sophomore solo album, ‘I’ve Always Wanted To Be Me’, which is due out on October 15th via Ghost Pepper Records, the new single serves as an artistic mission statement, combining gritty guitars and catchy hooks with an undeniable message.
Speaking openly about the new single in a recent press release, Dave explained, “this song is a bit of a mission statement for me and a reminder that the most powerful part of what I do comes from within me. I’ve sung it a lot to myself over the last couple years whenever I needed that reminder most. I hope that it can bring some power and positivity to you too!”
Alongside the new release, Dave has also revealed an emotive new video that comes packed with equally gritty animated visuals, as the lyrics flash on screen. Check it out below, and make sure you take a moment to reflect on something that has kept you going over the last few months.
Speaking further about the new album, Dave continued “If you’re like me, then you’re never quite the same person from one day to the next,” Monks explains of the forthcoming album. “Your personality is more of an ever-changing kaleidoscope of ‘yous’ than something set in stone. I’ve embraced that for myself with this album of unlikely outliers, who are stylistically all over the map, but find a weird cohesion in their differentness. There’s so much exciting new territory in it and releasing it feels like turning a new page.”
Easily one of his most charming releases to date, ‘Can’t Put My Fire Out’ is heartfelt and wonderfully evocative, creating an authentic indie sound that few will be able to ignore.
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