A slow-burner of a track, “Huge Fire” finds Elverum describing the weight of carrying years of emotional baggage. “Nothing but me and all this shattered wood I’ve been pulling,” he sings over swirling instrumentation. “Into a heap of flames and smoke, this is my life/ And by now I’ve lived long enough to know/ That nothing’s stronger than the blow.”
“Huge Fire” appears on COLORS, a 20th anniversary compilation from Tokyo’s 7e.p. Records featuring current artists on the label, alumni, and “tour friends.” Beginning in April of last year, 7e.p. started putting out songs from the album on a weekly basis, and the arrival of the track completes the project.
Stream COLORS below. The album is on sale via Bandcamp through December 31st, 2023.