Punk rockers turned charros Mariachi El Bronx have just shared "Wildfires," the second single to their upcoming third record.
The track is a triumphant blast of music, with darkly introspective lyrics. At first glance, the chorus -- "A wildfire swept over me / Turning my insides to black / Destroying everything in its path" -- seems a bit nihilistic, but the story ends on an uplifting note, concluding like the story of the phoenix. Unlike the previous single, "New Beat," where they used some electronic sounds, the instrumentation is thickly layered, but it sounds organic. Check it out above.
Frontman Matt Caughthran told the WSJ Speakeasy:
There was a time a couple years ago when ego had gotten the best of me, and I made a lot of mistakes. That song is about being driven by something that’s stronger and darker than yourself.
Source: The Bronxxx SoundCloud