Arn-Identified Flying Objects and Alien Friends – Smash
|May 12, 2023||Independent|
|Single | Digital||02:11|
|Garage Rock / Rock’n’Roll||Stockholm, Sweden|
Can you stand the Heat?
Of course, in reality everthing is very complex but sometimes it helps to do simple divides into groups and categories before digging deeper into the matter. As for the music industry, we can draw a first line between those who earn serious money with their music and the rest. The second group can (amateurishly) further be divided into those who actually enjoy living in the shadows of semi-fame, and those who rant about mainstream music until the moment they have made it there. In the end we can always blame capitalism since the music industry is just another big part of a gigantic machinery that needs some sand in its gears.
Nevertheless, this song is about people who dream about getting big in the music industry and therefore join in on all the games that the big players play. A lot of heat is being created here, and it is thus easy to burn one’s fingers.
Allegorically rocking the Chariot
There are numerous ways of talking about the music industry, its oppressive and exploiting ways, and about the different roles within this game. Stockholm’s Arne Floryd – also known as Redmoon’s Alien Friend – chose a biblical way. In this allegory you will find sell-outs, dreamers, exploiters, and a burning hot up-and-down.
Behind those lyrics, there is a song that might be one of the greatest works by Arn-Identified Flying Objects and Alien Friends so far. Dynamic Rock’n’Roll driven by the accelerating force of guest drummer Andreas Quincy Dahlbäck shoot forward so fast, Ben-Hur would gape with astonishment. The sonic heat is created by Arne Floryd who provides his listeners with a beast of a Garage and Punk Rock anthem that reaches from the 1950s until the 2050s. And finally, Stefan Petersson (Mother James) adds some backing vocals that bring Depeche Mode vibrations to this music monster.
Picture by courtesy of Arn-Identified Flying Objects and Alien Friends