Optic – In The Fire

Optic's "In The Fire" – A melancholic echo from Sweden

Optic - In The Fire (Cover artwork)From Sweden comes ‘In The Fire’, the latest work by synth pop band Optic. This song takes us into a world of dark­ness and mel­an­choly that is typ­ic­al of the genre and yet refresh­ingly unique. The first two minutes of the track require patience, as a drawn-out intro slowly builds up the ten­sion. This may be a chal­lenge for some listen­ers, but it is worth going through this phase to get to the pulsat­ing core of the song.

The bass line of ‘In The Fire’ is power­ful and lit­er­ally forces itself upon you, while the fully syn­thes­ised sound cre­ates a deep res­on­ance that shakes the very mar­row of your bones. The emo­tion­al vocals, which rival the likes of "De/Vision" or "Camouflage", blend seam­lessly into the sound­scape and enhance the track's mourn­ful yet grip­ping atmosphere.

Despite the strength in the music­al exe­cu­tion, the song could bene­fit from a short­er intro to increase access­ib­il­ity for sporad­ic listen­ers. As an album track, this struc­ture is under­stand­able, but a single edit could open up ‘In The Fire’ to a wider audi­ence. This song is part of our Spotify playl­ist ‘New Synth Pop Songs 2024‘. The playl­ist is updated con­tinu­ously. Follow this playl­ist now and don’t miss any of the latest synth pop hits in 2024.

Listen to "Optic – In The Fire" on Spotify

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Optic cover artwork concept

It's not often that I com­ment pos­it­ively on cov­er art­works or expli­citly on concept art­works. The last time we had this, I guess, was in the album review of Formalin's album ‘Love And Nihilism’. But at this point I would like to con­grat­u­late Optic on this suc­cess­ful cov­er concept.

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