Single Review: Skyhill – Firefly

Skyhill are an electronic/synth duo, originally from Brooklyn, formed by Peter Lennox (on guitar) and Dan Avidan (on vocals). The group released their debut album ‘Run with the Hunted’ in May 2007 before going into a permanent hiatus in 2008. You can find out more about what I thought of their album by clicking here. The group came back together to release this track in October 2015, and returned once again in October 2020 to release their single ‘Howling at the Moon’ and you can find out what I had to say about that here. But for now, let’s talk about ‘Firefly’ which was released on 7th October 2015.

‘Firefly’ opens with a synthy, percussive driven beat that flows forward right into Avidan’s vocals, which seem perfectly suited to the overall melody. Dan’s own softer tones, euphonious and soulful, really come together really well against the punchy backing instrumentals. I’ve seen others comment on growth in terms of quality and depth between this and the entries in their debut album, and while I can see an improvement that happens to anyone with more experience, I felt that their original album went from strength to strength, and this only improves upon that. 

So that’s what I thought of Skyhill’s single ‘Firefly’ and if you want to check that out for yourself then head on over to Spotify. Also make sure and check out their website for more information on the band, and any future releases. 

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