Minna Ora is brave with her new song, ‘Fire,’ which deviates from her usual sound and ventures into uncharted territory. Minna also transports us away from the madness of daily life to a realm of reflection.
‘Fire’ begins as it intends to continue, with a theatrical performance that grips with a chilling effect. Minna’s energy rises to the top right away, and many similar compositions do the same thing, starting with a softer beginning and then unleashing everything in the chorus. However, this track accomplishes it uniquely, and I enjoy the entrance. As a result, it isn’t easy to compare this song to anything else now on the radio. Is it, however, a prototype? It most likely contributes to what works so effectively, but it sticks out like a sore thumb.
Minna Ora’s voice is a breath of fresh air, and her tones are contagious, with her delivering a charming appeal. However, I would have liked to hear more backing harmonies throughout the song, and though there are some along the way, a little more variety would have made it even more engaging. Nonetheless, Minna’s performance is outstanding, and she sings with her heart on her sleeve. So much so that I trust her statements, and while the message isn’t apparent at first, it’s easy to figure out her narrative if you pay attention to the lyrics. It also conveys a sense of liberation, and the noises and effects used along the way contribute to the meaning and have a long-term impact.