Toronto, ON-based 4-piece post-hardcore band, Words Like Wildfire has released their single, “The Rain”. Drawing on life trauma, from love to addiction accentuated with the 5 stages of grief. This is the first track as part of their upcoming EP, Classic Tragedy.
‘The Rain’ lays out the very real struggle with mental health and drugs/addictions. Often times, all it takes in one time to develop an addiction and dependence. Lyrics such as “I’ll have you know I’m a mess” and “how could you ever kill this loneliness”is an accurate depiction of feelings that are consistent with that of a mental illness. Drug addiction is a growing phenomenon worldwide, and can be closely tied to concurrent mental health disorders.
Check out the video below and find out more about Words Like Wildfire via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hey we’re Words Like Wildfire
Ian Archer – Vocals
A.J. Chmilar – Bass/Vocals
Avery Mocha – Drums/Programming
Anthony Zangari – Guitar
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Words Like Wildfire are a high energy, dynamic band with roots in post-hardcore and pop-punk. We’re always told we sound like 2006 post-hardcore but modern if that makes sense. Honestly, we’re just here for the nostalgia.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
We did have one show, but due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, it was unfortunately cancelled.
Our live show is very loud and wild. We recently added a full lighting rig which adds a lot. We basically just try to have as much fun onstage as possible.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Probably our newest song “The Rain”. We really feel it encompasses what we were during the QLC ep, and what we’ve evolved into now with this new material.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Some of our favorite big Canadian artists would have to be Alexisonfire, Protest The Hero, and Silverstein. Ontario also has some wicked bands coming up in our scene like Nightwell, The Ocean Cure, Rival Town, The Parallel, The Northern, Weigh The Anchor, Incase We Crash, and so many more!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.