Listen To the Mynabirds’ Jack Kerouac-Inspired Song, ‘Wildfire’
The Mynabirds will release their third album, Lovers Know, on August 7 via Saddle Creek and the band just premiered "Wildfire," a new song singer Laura Burhenn says was inspired by writer Jack Kerouac. Listen to the track below.
Burhenn explained the meaning of the song to Consequence of Sound:
"Wildfire" is about staying alive, staying wild, living and loving to the fullest, despite death nipping at our heels. It’s an ode to that Jack Kerouac quote from On the Road, and everyone in this world who embodies that and inspires the hell out of me: "The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars."
The band have not yet announced a tour in support of the new album, but they are currently scheduled to perform at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif. on Aug. 20. Keep an eye on their upcoming tour dates at their website. In the meantime, the band shared a 6-track mixtape earlier this month that includes "Semantics," which will appear on Lovers Know.
The Mynabirds – "Wildfire" (Official Audio)