Black Pistol Fire - Black Halo

Song of the Day
Hosted by John Richards
Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Black Halo" by Black Pistol Fire, a 2019 single on Rifle Bird Music.
WRITTEN BY JANICE HEADLEY

Bluesy garage-rock duo Black Pistol Fire shoot for the sun with their latest single "Black Halo," a song they tell Consequence of Sound was inspired by the California wildfires of 2018.

Written from a place of feeling helpless and heartbroken, while still trying to find something to hold on to. The image of smoke rings or a “Black Halo”, drifting across California and finally finding a home above the city of angels, kept flashing in my brain. That sparked the idea of trying to write from the perspective of someone who has lost everything, but yet still hold out hope for silver lining, even if their world is going up in flames. The track started out as folky stomp on the Banjolele that lived as a rough demo on my phone for months. Almost forgotten until a dark, West Coast, beachy guitar riff and some pounding drums breathed new life into the track.

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