Oh, When I tell you that I was not ready for what Powers of the Monk has in store, I mean it! They really took the world by surprise in this comeback single- Firefly. It is one of 4 of their songs. While they have experience, the band is fresh with youth but has the experience of a well-preserved wine. This particular Alt-blues number ignites a spark of intrigue within its listeners. They build anticipation with every strum of the guitar.
As you hear David’s raspy vocals you are transported into a hazy bar where the only light is the spotlight on him. He glides in through your ear and before you know it, the anticipation is pumping and pulsing in your veins. The song is about a wanna-be terrorist who sees messages in the blinking lights of fireflies in the night. While the plot line is strange, the music is wildly gripping and catchy. It is impossible to resist and you let the music take over your senses. The music is designed that way as well, it’s incredibly immersive and interactive in its own way.
A film that has a similar plotline as Firefly is Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. The only difference is that the series is based on reality and has taken a few creative liberties. So, keeping the theme in mind, Firefly would work wonderfully in the series. This intoxicating track by Powers of the Monk deserves to be heard across the world. It is unlike anything I’ve heard before yet strangely familiar with its old-timey jazz influence. You can only understand what I mean if you’ve hit the play button by now. So, have you?