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Ah, RAINSONG’s “Burn” is a sonic journey that’s as much a call to arms as it is a lullaby for the disenchanted. The moment you hit play, you’re greeted with a wall of sound that’s as thick as the smog we’re metaphorically and literally choking on. It’s a brilliant, albeit haunting, commentary on the climate crisis that we’re all too complacent about.

The band, hailing from London, has managed to encapsulate the essence of shoegaze pioneers like My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive while adding their own unique twist. The fuzz-laden guitars and ethereal vocals are a nod to the genre’s greats, but there’s an urgency in “Burn” that’s palpable. It’s as if they’ve taken the dreamy, otherworldly landscapes painted by their influences and set them ablaze, both figuratively and literally.

The song starts off erupting into a cacophony of distorted guitars. It’s a controlled chaos, a beautiful disaster, much like the world we live in. The lyrics are sparse but impactful, leaving enough room for interpretation while driving home the point that we’re running out of time.

What sets RAINSONG apart from their contemporaries is their ability to infuse their music with a sense of purpose. While they wear their influences on their sleeves—there’s a touch of The Cure’s melancholy and Swervedriver’s grit—their sound is undeniably their own. They’re not just rehashing what’s been done before; they’re using it as a foundation to build something new and relevant.

The production is top-notch, allowing each element to shine without overshadowing the others. The guitars are the stars here, but the rhythm section holds its own, providing a steady backbone to the swirling madness. The vocals are drenched in reverb, giving them an otherworldly quality that fits the theme perfectly.

“Burn” is a song that manages to be both a throwback and incredibly current. It’s a wake-up call wrapped in a soundscape that you’ll want to get lost in. And in a world that’s burning, both literally and metaphorically, it’s a timely reminder that we can’t afford to tune out. So go ahead, let it burn through your speakers and into your consciousness. You won’t regret it.