4 Songs, 14 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Scars on 45 frontman Danny Bemrose has been lucky enough to live out two dreams; the first was being a professional striker for the Huddersfield Town Terriers Football Club of West Yorkshire, England. But while nursing a broken foot, Bemrose couldn’t put down his father’s guitar. This led to him becoming a hitmaker after forming the indie rock band Scars on 45. The title track to their 2011 EP Heart on Fire might sound familiar to fans of Grey’s Anatomy, as it was featured as the lead song for the 2011 soundtrack. Here, it sets the tone with an endearingly melodramatic imperativeness until the chorus breaks in with softly sung vocal harmonies recalling those of the band America’s 1975 gem “Sister Golden Hair.” Second singer Aimee Driver provides mercurial vocal parts throughout the EP, taking the lead on the catchy “Promises and Empty Words.” Bemrose and Driver share an uncanny chemistry in their singing parts, sometimes sounding like lovers sharing one microphone (“Tomorrow Won’t Die Too Soon”) and at other times resembling siblings (“Two Way Radio”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

Scars on 45 frontman Danny Bemrose has been lucky enough to live out two dreams; the first was being a professional striker for the Huddersfield Town Terriers Football Club of West Yorkshire, England. But while nursing a broken foot, Bemrose couldn’t put down his father’s guitar. This led to him becoming a hitmaker after forming the indie rock band Scars on 45. The title track to their 2011 EP Heart on Fire might sound familiar to fans of Grey’s Anatomy, as it was featured as the lead song for the 2011 soundtrack. Here, it sets the tone with an endearingly melodramatic imperativeness until the chorus breaks in with softly sung vocal harmonies recalling those of the band America’s 1975 gem “Sister Golden Hair.” Second singer Aimee Driver provides mercurial vocal parts throughout the EP, taking the lead on the catchy “Promises and Empty Words.” Bemrose and Driver share an uncanny chemistry in their singing parts, sometimes sounding like lovers sharing one microphone (“Tomorrow Won’t Die Too Soon”) and at other times resembling siblings (“Two Way Radio”).

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