Many Things return in an electrifying blaze of disco beats dropping their new single ‘Holy Fire’ – the first taste of their much-anticipated debut album “Burn Together” to be released in 2015 via Dew Process/Universal Music Australia.
A barrage of electro sounds, driving percussion and call-and-response chants, ‘Holy Fire’ was inspired by Jon Hopkins’ notion of envisioning mixes as 3D shapes in infinite environments.
Frontman and songwriter Michael Tomlinson (formerly of Yves Klein Blue) crafted the dancefloor anthem over a New Year’s period spent on a solo road-trip along the Australian coast with the intention of creating an effect “along the lines of Bruce Springsteen in a blackhole”.
“The idea was to merge seamlessly between the reality of our live band and the free and wild expanses of sound. I spent New Year’s Eve driving all night along the coast with the words and the rhythm going over and over in my head. As I arrived at Noosa National Park at sunset on January 1st all the elements in the song seemed to align simultaneously.” – Michael Tomlinson, Many Things on writing ‘Holy Fire’