Music Review - firekid - Magic Mountain

Music Review – firekid – Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain by firekid is one of my favorite tunes right now and I’m excited to share it with you! There isn’t a huge amount on firekid out on the web although upon doing some research about him for this review I just discovered that he’s from here in Nashville! Pretty sweet. He has a show coming up on Feb. 18th at Mercy Lounge that I will definitely be at.

So how to I describe this tune… It’s a kick-ass cross over! It appears that firekid’s roots are in blue grass and who ever produced this did a great job of staying authentic to that while also making it a digestible alt-pop song. There’s cool “ear candy” in there such as distorted vocal samples that you’d find in something like a Justin Bieber song. The banjo still rocks out in the verses. My favorite is the chorus. It features big clap hits on the quarter notes which reminds me of trap music for some reason {laughs}. Over top of that is anthemic vocal melodies that will forever be stuck in your head! I love whoever produced this. So sick. It’s a perfect blend of the past and what’s to come. There’s also a lot of “chatter” about what the Magic Mountain is referring to… I’ll let you take a listen, check out the lyrics (below) and decide for yourself. To me it seems pretty obvious that it’s about a childhood memory at a theme park, but I’ve heard others say that they believe it’s a drug reference. Eh…

Enjoy!

 

Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
The story goes, from what I’ve heard
That those who go there don’t return
But I’ve come back a time or two
Cause I don’t have a thing to lose

[Pre-Chorus]
Mama, take me back again
Up to Magic Mountain
Mama, take me back again
Up to Magic Mountain

[Chorus]
There’s a roundabout just beyond the clouds
We’ll be rolling out, we won’t come back down
We’ll be screaming loud; you won’t hear a sound
We’ll be climbing higher now; we won’t come back down
Down

[Verse 2]
Tourists on their camera phones
Wandering around like ghosts
But we’re too busy cutting lines
To see what’s on the other side

[Pre-Chorus]
Mama, take me back again
Up to Magic Mountain
Mama, take me back again
Up to Magic Mountain

[Chorus]
There’s a roundabout just beyond the clouds
We’ll be rolling out, we won’t come back down
We’ll be screaming loud; you won’t hear a sound
We’ll be climbing higher now; we won’t come back down
Down

[Bridge]
Story goes, from what I’ve heard
Those who go there don’t return
But we’re like ships that sail above
Nothing’s ever high enough

[Chorus]
There’s a roundabout just beyond the clouds
We’ll be rolling out, we won’t come back down
We’ll be screaming loud; you won’t hear a sound
We’ll be climbing higher now; we won’t come back down
Down
Down
Down

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