Single downloads are just as important today as ever they have been in setting an artists agenda with an album and, therefore, can define it’s very success or failure. Choosing the debut single is vital, as the song needs something for the listener to not only relate to but, also, hang on with. It needs, in short, to be memorable. Love is a Lie, Beth Hart’s debut single from her Fire on the Floor certainly ticks all of these boxes and definitely packs a punch into the bargain.
If ever there was a track brim full of sass, raw energy, drive and spirit then this is it. The quiver in Hart’s voice adds so many levels to the passionate delivery it becomes something of a tower block, whereas Oliver Lieber’s delicate
production touches beautifully accentuate the musicianship that underscores the whole deal.
In addition to all this, there is the sheer size of this 3 minute 15 second mini-rock operatic feast. When Hart hits the UK roads once again come November, audiences are sure to be up and out of there seat at this one if only for the impossibility of their being able to sit still once it kicks in.
There is also the intrinsic fact that this is a track tailor made to be played loudly enough for the windows to shake, phone buds to pulsate and speakers to wobble in their stands.
With a raw, buzz cut of guitar work, a rhythm and keys undercurrent to die for and – of course – that voice, Beth Hart’s Love is a Lie is all set to become something of a classic of its kind.
Love is a Lie
Album: Fire on the Floor
Original Release Date: 14 Oct. 2016