Song of the Day, August 28: Harness Up (Soul’s On Fire) by Died Pretty

DPTraceHarnessFollowing the success of their breakthrough album, Doughboy Hollow, Died Pretty landed a recording and promotion deal with Sony. They took their time crafting Trace, building on the strengths of its predecessor and filling it with great songs, memorable music, and hooks galore.

The standout is Harness Up (Soul’s On Fire), one of the album’s successful singles. Singer Ron S. Peno turns in a fine, anthemic vocal, infusing the elliptical lyrics with passion and nuance. A song of naturalistic menace and grim determination, it captures the best elements of Died Pretty’s sonic style. The band are in fine form, too, with John Hoey’s keyboards propelling the rest of the group in a tight romp behind Peno.

Enjoy this great song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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