Promise and the Monster #2 - Feed The Fire


Two years have passed since my discovery of Promise and the Monster (that I wrote about here), the album Red Tide of the same year remaining the last music to be heard from the Stockholm based artist until "Feed The Fire" cropped up on her soundcloud page the other day, it comes from a set entitled (in Swedish and thanks to Google translate) 'some new songs, not mixed, not mastered', if this is the quality of the demos, we are soon in for a treat...

"Feed The Fire" continues to bathe in the same haunting, noir-folk realms, with Billie's hushed, hunting vocals softly floating over beautifully restrained instrumentation. The result is enchanting, with her rich, organic sounds coming across like a mystical fairy tale, one that like any good fairy tale has a hint of darkness about it.