TUNE Jon Magnusson - Set me on Fire
In the epic “Set me on Fire” the sound gets darker and heavier and the lyrics almost blasphemous. Written as a defiance against the former mentioned inner demons as well as the idea that there is an inherent meaning to life or an objective truth that’s able to find via religion or any other ideology. Instead it encourages the listener to challenge given norms, think for itself and create meaningfulness to a life that otherwise can feel quite empty. With the first verse and chorus being quite sparsely arranged the wall of sound builds up throughout the song and adds up to a perfectly crafted patchwork where the vocals and four electrical guitars sits nicely side by side with choirs, a Juno-synth and even a distorted Glockenspiel. If someone’s able to knit such craziness together it’s the ingenious Ruben and the end result speaks for itself. If this song doesn’t leave the listener in flames, nothing will.