Kingsley Flood Heat Up With “The Fire Inside”
Boston rockers Kingsley Flood have been dubbed “a Rolling Thunder Revue with a punk rock sneer” by their local music press. The six-piece band, who in 2012 were named Americana Artist of the Year at the Boston Music Awards, will release their second album, Battles, produced by Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Langhorne Slim, David Wax Museum), on February 5.
On the sonically heady, Elvis Costello-esque Battlestrack “The Fire Inside,” the Flood examine a relationship that’s slowly falling apart.
“I tend to write from the point of view of people with pretty questionable character — too proud, stubborn, arrogant — and because I’m the one singing, I’m waiting for the day when someone comes up after a show and calls me a jerk,” songwriter/vocalist Naseem Khuri explain. “The guy in this song belittles his girlfriend to control his relationship, and of course he has no clue why it goes south. The extended solos and guitar freakout in the middle of the song were a result of a negotiation with our producer Sam, who conceded ‘you guys are allowed only one ’70s jam on this album and that’s it.’”
A note from Kingsley Flood,
Very excited to kick off this weekend with a song premiere in American Songwriter Magazine. The song – ‘the fire inside’ – is a bit less all-out rowdy than the other tunes we’ve shared lately, rather it’s “sonically heady, Elvis Costello-esque.” And still, we couldn’t resist a total guitar freakout in the middle. We hope you enjoy. with Naseem Khuri, Barrett Chris,Nick Balkin, Travis Richter, George Hall and Jenée E. Morgan.
Click here to listen to > “The Fire Inside”
p.s. Kingsley Flood will be at The Rhumb Line in Gloucester, MA on February 2nd. A must see!