Joshua Tree recording artist FireBug has managed to effortlessly immerse us in a land of Rock in their latest single, “No Return,” and we are happily along for the ride.
This standout artist has garnished success through their numerous releases as well as performing at countless venues and festivals such as SXSW, CMJ, and Satchmo Festival. FireBug has also shared stages with major names in the industry including Iggy Pop, The Cult, Dave Catching (Queens Of The Stone Age/EaglesOfDeathMetal), and many others.
This talented artist has managed to bring forth a fresh take on a classic sound in their latest single, “No Return.” With the help of recording engineer Charlie Stavish (who has worked with bands like Starcrawler, Imagine Dragons, and Jenny Lewis), they’ve brought us a full-bodied Rock experience in this soulful and incredibly alluring single.
Pressing play on "No Return," listeners are met with a singular electric guitar line, gripping the listener and ushering us slowly into Juliette Tworsey's vocals as they score through the soundscape beautifully. Juliette's vocals are powerful and immersive, and we are fully consumed by her soulful and emotive delivery. As “No Return” slowly builds, additions of drums, bass, and more guitar accumulate for a full-bodied, rock experience. A captivating, energetic guitar solo enters partway through the track, blending beautifully with the soundscape they've created.
FireBug has managed to blend aspects of Classic and Psychedelic Rock throughout “No Return,” reminiscent of bands like Led Zeppelin and Gretta Van Fleet. Juliette's warm yet powerful vocals cocoon the listener and send us into a trance with her raw talent.
FireBug has brought something new to Rock with its unique sound, and we are thoroughly impressed. Go show some love to their latest stand-out single, “No Return”, and get excited for their full-length album set to come out in March 2022.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, FireBug, and congratulations on your new single “No Return.” Can you tell us a bit more about the inspiration behind your lyrics in the song?
First of all, Happy New Year thanks so much for your kind words and for having us! I was thinking about historical events and how they relate to our current time with regard to the human experience and condition. There is a constant need for exploration and moving forward; this is something that appears to be absolutely no matter what decade or century we find ourselves in.
We are extremely impressed with your ability to infuse older elements of Classic Rock/Psychedelic Rock and Blues into your music, while still managing to create something so fresh and new sounding. Who have been your biggest inspirations while creating your own music?
All of the people that we have met along the way have influenced us in some facet of fashion. Some of them have been teachers, friends, fellow musicians, family, and gurus. Some even have 4 legs like our dog Virigil!
Did you have a specific idea in mind of you who hoped this song would resonate with the most?
No, not really. We are just hoping to resonate with as many people as possible in a way that is uplifting and positive.
What do you hope listeners will take away from this song while listening?
We hope that it takes them on a journey into a place of their choosing, if only for a few minutes.
We can’t wait to hear what you bring to the table with your full-length album that comes out in March 2022. Can you shed a bit of light on what listeners might be able to expect from the album?
There is a bit more of a blend of psychedelia and blues and even some folk elements are thrown into the mix. We have put in some unexpected twists and turns. This new record will be full of surprises, we are really excited about what we have accomplished. We continue to grow as artists and we hope people will hear that on our new record!
What's next for you?
Continued growth and more new music!