The Lighthouse return with ‘Catch Fire’ ahead of debut album

Review Single Review
8.8

ICM Rating

It’s been a long time since The Lighthouse released some music but it’s fair to say it has been well worth the wait.

The Belgian quintet’s glittery indie-pop has always been a favourite of mine and ‘Catch Fire’ is no different. Their sweet melodic pop trademark got them nominated for Best International Act at last year’s ICM Awards. A cocktail of polyphonic vocals, guitars, keys and swinging drums make up for your daily dose of instant happiness and endless love.

The boys are preparing to release their debut album next year produced by Huub Reijnders (Bløf, Guus Meeuwis, Wende) and mastered by Robin Schmidt (1975, Phoenix, TDCC). What would you know! I said in 2016 that you’ll be a fan of this band if you like The 1975 and Two Door Cinema Club. The talented ensemble takes the best of pop and rock and blended together to deliver a soundscape like no other.

Speaking of the single and album, to Love Music Love Life, the band explained: “…our upcoming album that will tell the story of two people falling in and out of love throughout their lives. Each track zooms in on a particular moment in the timeline of their relationship and asks the question whether or not the two are actually a good fit. Catch fire finds the two waking up after a wild night re-connecting with each other, asking the question if their relationship will ever really ‘catch fire’.”

After the successful release of their ‘Joyride EP’ in 2017 and with almost two million Spotify streams to date, they are more excited than ever to put out the follow-up single ‘Catch Fire’ and introduce the world to their evolved sound as a precursor of their debut album.

Good

  • Glittery indie-pop
  • Upbeat and melodic

Bad

  • Similar to previous singles

Summary

The Belgian quintet's glittery indie-pop has always been a favourite of mine and 'Catch Fire' is no different... A cocktail of polyphonic vocals, guitars, keys and swinging drums make up for your daily dose of instant happiness and endless love. 
8.8

ICM Rating