Jack Garratt – “Fire” (Stereogum Premiere)

Jack Garratt’s single “Fire” begins gently. The sound of his delicate voice introduces the track before it grows from an ember to a flame. “Fire,” from Garratt’s upcoming debut album Phase, begins with booming bass at a racing heartbeat-like cadence, eventually transforming into an innovative, visceral electronic pop track. Thunderous wobbling synthesizers enter the frame as he exclaims, “Give me your fire.” Though intricately produced, “Fire” feels raw. It fluctuates in and out of chaos, continuously growing to become a piece of electronic grandiosity.

Garratt recently won two British Critics Choice awards as well as the BBC Sound of 2016 poll, which Adele, Sam Smith, and other notable artists won in the past. Based on his budding credentials and the impactful enormity of his new single, he has the potential to become a sensation. Listen to “Fire” below.

Phase tracklist:

01 “Coalesce (Synesthesia Pt. II)”
02 “Breathe Life”
03 “Far Cry”
04 “Weathered”
05 “Worry”
06 “The Love You’re Given, I Know All What I Do”
07 “Surprise Yourself”
08 “Chemical”
09 “Fire”
10 “Synesthesia Pt. III”
11 “My House is Your Home”

Garratt has several sold out tour dates coming up in the UK and Ireland:

02/16 London, UK @ Heaven SOLD OUT
03/30 Dublin, IE @ The Academy SOLD OUT
04/01 Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC SOLD OUT
04/02 Edinburgh, UK @ Liquid Room SOLD OUT
04/04 Newcastle, UK @ University SOLD OUT
04/05 Leeds, UK @ University SOLD OUT
04/07 Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy SOLD OUT
04/08 Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute SOLD OUT
04/09 Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall SOLD OUT
04/11 Oxford, UK @ O2 Academy SOLD OUT
04/12 Norwich, UK @ UEA SOLD OUT
04/15 London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton, London SOLD OUT

Phase is out 2/19 via Island/Interscope. It’s available for pre-order.

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