Make Them Suffer – Fireworks (Track Of The Day, 3rd December)

Perth’s Make Them Suffer have our Track Of The Day today with “Fireworks”. “Fireworks” was a single from the band’s third album Worlds Apart, which was released via Rise Records in July this year.

“Fireworks” is captivating from its powerful introduction. There’s a growing sense of unease as a light piano melody attempts to break through a guitar fog. When massiveness by way of guitar and drums joins in, the music video shows the band in action from above on a breathtaking hillside. The expansiveness by way of sound and image both make for a powerful first impression.

Goosebumps are frequent when listening to “Fireworks”. Anticipation is created by impressive guitar work, and layered vocals; ethereal and raw, seeming to mirror two sides, one tender and reminiscing and the other powerfully moving forward. This is also shown in the music video with the imaginative and immersive childhood games remaining present through time.

“Don’t hold back, don’t forget that we meant to be.
We’ll both together watch it burn.”

The link to childhood is strong, and “Fireworks” feels as though it’s seeking a united front on facing something challenging.

Bone penetrating drum beats and breakdowns make themselves known as there’s a shift in the song. A sense of urgency seems to build with the sunset, heading toward a resolution.

“Fireworks” feels both eerie and warm, where letting go (burning) of the past is what they feel will help them overcome their challenge. They’re banking on something positive coming from an ending, finding freedom in the emptiness, and trusting in the connection to still be there when it’s all over.

Check out the beautiful and powerful “Fireworks” with its music video.


Kel Burch

Creator and caretaker of Depth Mag, Kel uses her superpowers of empathy, word-weaving, and feeling everything deeply, to immerse herself in music before returning to reality to write about her experience with it. [Loved the read? Shout Kel a latte.]

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