Premiere: Dylan Kearns Channels 80s Synth-Pop On Infectious New Single ‘When The Fire Stops’

Irish newcomer Dylan Kearns shares his striking third single ‘When The Fire Stops’ and we’re excited to be running the premiere!

Blending a punching dappled guitar lines over awash of swelling synth pads and a 4 to floor beat, the single instantly captures an air of 80’s new wave akin to the likes of Depeche Mode and The Human League. Kearns’ commanding yet melancholic, David Sylvian-esque lead vocal takes centre stage, surrounded by a etherial tint of reverb.

An intoxicating mix that manages to incorporate funky guitar lines, elements of soul within the vocals and idm in the use of appreciators, vocoders and punching beats, ‘When The Fire Stops’ is at once an atmospheric, intricate beauty and a commercially viable, catchy alt-pop tune.

Speaking about the single, Kearns’ explains: “I think the song, for me, embodies a person, who has become detached from reality through addiction but wants to get better.”

Co-written by Dylan and David Curley (The Cope) at his studio in Dublin, the track features performances from Joe Furlong and Cian Hanley (James Vincent McMorrow) as well as guitars by Jake Curran (Dermot Kennedy).

‘When The Fire Stops’ is released tomorrow. Listen early below:

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