On Fire

On Fire

by Peter Furler

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Overview

On Fire

Two years after leaving Newsboys, of which he had been a founding member and, lately, the lead singer, Peter Furler launches his solo career with On Fire. "I'm Alive" serves as his statement of purpose, acknowledging that there have been troubles, but recommitting the singer to his faith and the expression of it. Not surprisingly, the vocals take a more prominent place in the mix than on Furler's Newsboys recordings, and his clear, smooth tenor is used to enunciate lyrics that mix expressions of belief in God with messages of support to those who have struggled. Furler sets his tunes to synth pop arrangements and dance tempos, strongly suggesting the pop music of the 1980s and early '90s. "Never Ending Love Song," for example, sounds like early Depeche Mode of the "Just Can't Get Enough" era with synthesizer player Vince Clarke, or, since Furler's timbre is not that different from Andy Bell's, like Clarke's subsequent group, Erasure. For "Closer," a duet with occasional Newsboys producer Steve Taylor, the funky music is reminiscent of INXS. Clearly, this is an album for Furler to tour behind, as he makes clear in "Faster and Louder," another bouncy synth pop dance tune. "I wanna make some noise, wanna cause a stir," he declares, and he even dubs in the sounds of a crowd, anticipating the singalongs to come. He closes with an anthemic rocker, "Greater Is He," which continues the echoes of the '80s, sounding like something Big Country or the Alarm might have played, if they had been similarly inspired by faith. On Fire gets Furler's solo career off with a bang, giving him more than just his Newsboys hits to sing for fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2011
Label: Sparrow
UPC: 5099994767728
catalogNumber: 47677

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Peter Furler   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jimmy Abegg   Guitar
John Painter   Bass
Phil Joel   Background Vocals
Seth Mosley   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Celi Mosley   Background Vocals
Summer Furler   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Steve Taylor   Composer,Additional Production
Jimmy Abegg   Composer,Additional Production
Peter Furler   Composer,Programming,Producer,Additional Production
John Painter   Composer,Additional Production
Ben Glover   Composer
Andrew Fromm   Composer
Andy Hunter   Programming
Jason Ingram   Composer
Wes Willis   Composer
Kevin Huguley   Composer
Seth Mosley   Composer,Programming,Producer
Juan Otero   Composer

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