Why You Headed West
In the broadest sense, Why You Headed West, by San Diego indie-pop outfit Call Down Fire is an album that explores the struggle for meaning and purpose. More specifically, it is an investigation into the heart of human reality, truth, and the longing for something more; or the lack thereof. Call Down Fire captivates listeners on these 10 tracks with their wall of delayed guitars, analog synths, computer glitchery, intricate beats, and a grooving bottom end that serve as a launching pad for a sweeping tenor and oft-kilter harmonies. Call Down Fire do not write stories in the conventional singer/songwriter vein, but rather create honest portraits of tension that every man and woman can relate to. The first single and lead-off track, Film Girl, portrays every young woman who has headed west for the bright lights and big dreams of Hollywood, only to be met with the harsh reality that the grass isn't always greener on the other side. Despite the often dark topics explored on this album, the band manages in both content and mood to bring a ray of light. In the midst of the struggle of life, there is hope. Call Down Fire has gained the reputation of putting on a great live show, and has quickly become a club favorite of local audiences, and bands, alike. With a growing fan base, the help of local radio and national podcasts, Call Down Fire's brand of introspective and triumphant pop should garner them a new level of success.