The Detroit-based band Powers of the Monk releases their new single “Firefly” this week, on June 16th. When most people see fireflies and their twinkling lights as one of the rare visibly magical things, then for the person this melancholic song is about, they are the bringers of a message. The secret cryptic messages tell him to do some very bad things…
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Powers of the Monk is a psychedelic rock band created by Detroit Monk and Pontiac Powers. The duo joined forces a while ago in 2006 to make experimental music, and now after a long hiatus, they are back again with a new storyteller direction. Their bluesy psychedelic songs gain inspiration from pretty much everywhere, bridging a variety of musical influences like the 50s beat poets, Jimi Hendrix, and 60s psyche and pop rock with deep, impactful stories.
“Firefly” the fourth song coming from the band, follows a mentally very unsound person. The uneasy tale, surrounded by a gloomy atmosphere reminiscent of Pink Floyd and other classics, was born when the artist sat outside looking at the fireflies and noticed certain patterns in their twinkling. The song’s character, mentally broken and unable to steer away from the path he’s on, is certain the fireflies are sending him a message about something he must do before he dies.
Violins, strummed guitars, and layered vocals build a soft yet absolutely eery visual of what the person is about to do. The unstrung feeling is further accented by the instrumental solo, a window to the broken state of mind of a person that has become a terrorist.
The cautionary tale of “Firefly” is out now!
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