Open Fire

Album: Last Of Our Kind (2015)
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  • Ahead of the single's release on March 23, 2015, the band posted a 15-second teaser video of the intro to the track on their Facebook page. Once the single was released, a full music video for the track was released on April 24, 2015 - just a few days after the band had announced that drummer Emily Dolan Davies, who plays drums on the track and features in the accompanying video, was leaving the band.
  • The song serves as the second lead single off the band's fourth album, Last of Our Kind, after the release of "Barbarian" on 23rd February.
  • The song finds Justin Hawkins singing in a slightly different, more aggressive style, which on first listen sounds quite unlike the singer at all (aside from a trademark high note on the chorus line "open fire on my heart"). Some fans even thought it might be bassist Ed Graham singing, but it was confirmed indeed to be Hawkins revisiting a style often used in his other band Hot Leg, which he toured with when The Darkness were on hiatus from 2006-2011.
  • The song's music video was shot by the English portrait photographer Simon Emmett. It shows The Darkness playing the song on an Irish beach with a howling gale and crashing waves. Justin Hawkins told Loudwire: "It's like the 'Love Is Only A Feeling' video. It's all about the location and the beauty of that."

    "It is a bit like that in places, but it's offset by some sexually uncomfortable fire play stuff," he continued. "I hope I'm not making it sound like a Rammstein video; it's more of a burlesque thing. Old fashioned fire breathing and stuff like that, circus-esque."
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