Album: The Fire
Release Date: August 12, 2016
Genre: Pop Rock
Tom Barlow had a 2003 hit with “Walkaway” from his self-titled album. Since then he has been nominated for Juno awards, and hard at work perfecting his music. Tom Barlow’s third album The Fire is more rock than pop with a hint of Bruce Springsteen influence.
“Aware” is the first song from The Fire, which is a 7 track release. It’s a rocking pop tune, whereas “No Saving” is a more a country rockin’’ song. “Clarice” and “No More Waiting for You” are both Bruce Springsteen style songs. “Marianna” is an acoustic song that hints to the likes of George Harrison. “Broke down Motel” is a piano driven slow rock tune. Then finally, the title track “The Fire” which can only be describe as a haunting lovelorn tune.
This album is backed by solid musicians and background vocals. The Fire has a great mix of styles that run throughout the album, and has elements that would please any listener.
I fell in love with live shows when I saw my first concert at 8 years old
and it is love affair that has been going on 42 years.
I started writing for two Canadian music magazines in order to write and photograph the great live music scene that was going on around me. I enjoy Blues, indie- rock, motown and old fashioned rock and roll from the 50s to 70s. I will go to intimate house concerts, local clubs and the way to big arenas to see good live music. When not at a show, I will be at home in my garden listening to my latest acquired album.