GTC HOLIDAY CLASSIC: FIRE TIGER Open Eyes (This Christmas) [+ Suddenly Heavenly]
After Open Eyes (This Christmas), find more Fire Tiger @ Apple Music.
by Walter Price
There’s been plenty said about Fire Tiger’s retro sound and it is certainly inescapable. Vocalist Tiffany Alkouri’s beyond comprehension style and soulful delivery reminiscent of Bonnie Tyler or Kim Carnes and again I’m sure those comparisons have been iterated times over.
Some time ago (2013, I believe), the band released a brilliant holiday single, “Open Eyes (This Christmas)”. Replete with sleigh bells intro and some sultry “Ohooos” to start the tale of humble groundings. The Richard Marx-esque composition cradles some of the most well-thought-out lyrics I’ve had the chance to hear in a modern holiday track.
When most artists treat Christmas singles as gimmicky gifts (of sorts) for their fans, “Open Eyes” goes the stunning palpable distance. In a story of compassion and realizations that we should all do a bit more for those who have little to call their own. This track is certainly ‘holiday spirit’ through and through. Bravo.
And for this holiday season, consider gifting Fire Tiger’s stunning “Suddenly Heavenly” LP. Find it at Apple Music.
Open Eyes (This Christmas)
[+ Suddenly Heavenly]
Tiffany Alkouri photo by Brett Snyder
Tiff Alkouri – Lead Vocals
James Ramsey – Keys
Jordan Lucas – Guitar
Tyler Renga – Bass
Tyler Moore – Drums
Suddenly Heavenly Video: Special thanks to director Rachel Napoliello and TUFTS University Film Student team
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