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Friendly Fire

by The Homing

Poppy folk-inspired music recalling the Byrds, Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles: stuff to make you dance with lyrics worth listening to - Friendly Fire is mixed by the legendary Stuart Epps (Oasis, Elton John, Led Zep).
Genre: Pop: Folky Pop
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Friendly Fire is the first single release off the Homing's second album 'In the Wood' and marks their transition from roots and Americana to a more upbeat mainstream sound. They've been compared to middle period Fleetwood Mac and have a rich mix of instrumentation: 12 string guitars, Bouzoukis, Rajão, Mandolins as well as bass, organ and fantastic electric guitar by Toronto bluesman Sam Grundy-Glynn - and of course signature harmony vocals from Dani Somerside and Jill Cumberbatch (of the Kittiwakes).
The single has been mixed by the legendary Stuart Epps who worked with Oasis, Elton John, George Harrison, Chris Rea and Led Zeppelin.
The album is out in July and complements the first album 'Valley of Bones' which has already received airplay in Europe and is also available from CDbaby.

The inspiration from this song came from a poster on the London Underground - part of their 'Poems on the Underground' series. 'Odi et Amo' is a short poem written over 2000 years ago which still seems fresh today - the draw of sexual attraction and its power over common sense. It could be Jane Austen or Bridget Jones talking.
The poem's been translated into most modern languages including Japanese and Icelandic - it transcends barriers of time and place. For the song the band commissioned a new free translation of the poem and set it in the American south.

The band usually choose song titles by blindfolding a member and making them throw a dart in a library - the book where the dart lands becomes the song title. This is one of the first songs written with our eyes open...

ODI ET AMO

I hate you.
Yet I love you just as much.
How is this possible?
You're bewildered. Me too.
All I know is this:
It's torture to feel this way.

Gaius Valerius Catullus about 50BC.

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