LISTEN: Circa Waves share new single ‘Fire That Burns’

Circa Waves today reveal ‘Fire That Burns’, the second single to be lifted from their upcoming album ‘Different Creatures’, released 10th March on Virgin EMI.

The single was premiered as ‘Hottest Record’ on Mistajam last night and follows on from the release of the explosive statement-of-intent, and A list Radio 1 single ‘Wake Up’. Check it out below…


Describing Fire That Burns, lead singer Kieran Shuddall says, “Fire That Burns is a tale of two sides and how far someone will go to please another. It shows the darker side of passion.”

‘Fire That Burns’ is a perfect example of the heavier, grittier direction that Circa Waves have headed towards with ‘Different Creatures’. It’s beginning wouldn’t be out of place on the band’s debut ‘Young Chasers’, but ‘Fire That Burns’ soon erupts into a fiery, stomp of a chorus that perfectly encapsulates frontman Kieran Shuddall’s new found confidence and growth as an artist. The heavier sound has brought a renewed excitement and sense of purpose to Circa Waves. “We started playing (the new songs) live in the room, and there was so much more energy than the first record,” says Kieran. “I think the songs are big enough, and I think we’re easily good enough live, for us to be as big as whoever now.”

Co-produced by Alan Moulder (Foals, Arctic Monkeys, Smashing Pumpkins), ‘Different Creatures’ is the grittier, ‘night time’ counterpart to the breezy summer vibes of its Top 10 predecessor ‘Young Chasers’, exuding a newfound swagger. Shaped by Kieran’s perceptive songwriting ability to reflect the changes he sees in the world, ‘Different Creatures’ showcases a disenchantment with the world he sees, a louder and more vital band, nudging their sonic palette into a territory shared with rock heavyweights such as Arctic Monkeys and Queens Of The Stone Age.