Light The Fire have released an emotional punch to the gut style of music video for their latest song, “The Departed,” which is lifted off their newest album Compassion In Unlikely Places via Standby Records, which saw its release this week. Premiering by way of Soundlink Magazine, the music video for “The Departed” takes a flashback approach to storytelling, featuring a wonderful tale of love, loss, and everything in between. Having listened to Light The Fire’s latest album, “The Departed” was one of the stand out tracks for me, and I’m happy to see its music video carry over the core values and emotions that were present when I first heard the track a few days ago.
Here’s a little backstory for you in regards to Compassion In Unlikely Places which saw a lineup change during its recording, in which guitarist Seth Davis would move up in the world and become the band’s lead vocalist, as well as the addition of guitarist and backup vocalist Trey Hawkins. Lineup changes can be scary, but Light The Fire handled it beautifully, and when talking about their new album bassist Andrew Penland described it as, “our most ambitious yet. We worked very hard to explore our sound and really focus in so we can take another step as artists. Also, Seth made it a point to explore new lyrical topics and capture the emotional depth and delivery of everything he was trying to say.”
I have to say, listening to Compassion In Unlikely Places from its first track “Omega” to its last “Carry On,” you can certainly feel the emotion this band put into this release, and I’m quite sure if you start up any of your favorite streaming services (or head over to Standby Records) and give the album a listen you’ll most likely agree with the sentiment.