Singing about love never gets old. Whitney McClain’s “Fireplace” evokes musical memories of Amy Winehouse and 1970s R&B, in that it’s very soulful but also feels like home to me. That is, I hear this one and think about my family gathering and playing oldies from midday through the night. I also feel the warmth and love McClain’s looking for in the song. The rerelease appears on McClain’s Whitney’s Favorites EP, which also features “Bombs Away.”
It’s a real love she seeks. That’s a type of love that, admittedly, may be a bit scary in the beginning. I mean, love itself can be a scary thing. However, just like a fireplace, true love will keep her warm at times that seem colder than usual. McClain’s vocals, as always, are strong and help hammer home the finer points about love that I may miss in synopsizing the track. It’s a good one, a beautiful song that will make you–if you don’t have one already–want a special someone of your own.
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