A number of emotions come into play when a band you already follow releases a new single that is a step above their previous work. There’s an excitement about the possibility of finding a song that will take long-term residence on your go-to playlist. And a hopefulness that the fan base of the band will grow. And an anticipation of the upcoming releases from the band. In today’s case, the wait will be short, since Crystal Cities will drop a 6-track EP next week (March 3).
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We don’t want to be misunderstood – there are prominent differences between the songs and we enjoy them for fundamentally different reasons. But each time we replay our favorite track from VEYU, we think of Pat Benatar’s 1983 classic “Love Is a Battlefield.” In both the Benatar hit and "Where Has The Fire In You Gone?," the mixing accentuates no-frills yet invigorating drums. The VEYU track isn’t anthemic, but the emotion in the vocals has the feel of an anthem. The songs have very different melodies, but the notes bear similarities when the song titles are shouted by the respective vocalists (that is, the shout of "Where has the fire in you gone?" at the 2:26 mark of the song reminds us of Benatar’s shout “Love is a battlefield”).
VEYU is based in Liverpool. The five members are Chris Beesley (vocals, guitar), Adam Bresnen (vocals, guitar), Ash Hopkins-(bass), Tom McCabe (drums), and Donovan Collins (synth, keys). "Where Has The Fire In You Gone?" is on the band’s six-track EP “Underbelly.”