By Lauren Rosier
With our great nation subjected to such insanity, an endless number of musicians have used their craft to speak out about the dangerous hatred – among other things – that has, again, taken center stage.
New York-based, Cleveland-born singer/songwriter, Dan Miraldi, was preparing his next full-length album and then the election happened. From that point, he switched gears, put his full-length LP on hold, and wrote and recorded Love Under Fire. His goal with Love Under Fire was to provide “modern fight songs to help energize people in positive ways”.
Love Under Fire is an extended play that packs a lot of punch! Miraldi wastes no time getting down to business on the album opener “The Sweet Sound Of Protest” where he sings about anti-fascism in the midst of a historic political era. The track is also straight-up rock ‘n roll paired with positive, inspiring lyrics.
On “No Words”, Miraldi hauntingly sings about the all-too-normal mass shootings reoccurring in the US [“blood on the morning news/when I went to check the weather”], as well as the state of gun laws in America [“when will we see the answer/when the senators cut their strings/from the corporate masters”]. The simple, yet powerful “Fear Is a Powerful Drug” has Miraldi telling a story of despair and fear eventually leading to a story of hope. Miraldi makes a big statement with Love Under Fire. From the rock ‘n roll anthems to the indie rock gems, he knows how to write music that delivers a positive message and energizes the masses.