Irish alternative rock band Kodaline are stepping back into the spotlight with the release of their latest single, “Follow Your Fire.” It’s been three years since the release of their second LP, Coming Up for Air, and as much as we loved and appreciated the I Wouldn’t Be EP back in October, it wasn’t enough.
It’s never enough when it comes to Kodaline.
Each track the group produces has listeners craving more, and “Follow Your Fire” is no exception. Partnering with hit-maker Steve Mac (who’s worked with Ed Sheeran, Demi Lovato and Susan Boyle, if you’re interested in that sort of thing) and Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol, Kodaline have resurfaced with something a little unexpected: a mainstream pop track.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. A mainstream pop track? No thank you. Normally I’d agree, but Kodaline is Kodaline. It still sounds like them, just a little more commercial. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. It’s okay to like things other people like (I’m looking at you, hipster kid in the Manchester Orchestra t-shirt).
I’m not going to review this track, mostly because I’m just happy to have new music. I’ll take what I can get.
When can we expect LP3?
In an interview with Irish Mirror back in December, lead singer Steve Garrigan said, “The album is pretty much done. We have the songs and we’re all pretty happy with it. We’re just closing it off and finishing it off. We’re looking at an April release.”
However, other interviews and reports have slated a summer release.
Whether it’s spring or summer or (hopefully not) autumn, one thing is for certain, we’ll be waiting in anticipation with open minds and open arms.
So admire the beautiful scenery in their Barcelona-filmed music video below and, as I always say, give the song a few listens before forming an opinion.
And then get super pumped because we get more new music later this year.
Featured image taken from “Kodaline – Follow Your Fire (Official Video)” video via KodalineVevo.