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Whitney Duncan 'I'm the Fire' EP Review

After releasing her EP Heartbreaker early on in 2021, Whitney Duncan is back with a flaming sound in her six-track project I’m The Fire.

I’m The Fire opens with the heated and powerful title track that perfectly draws attention to the themes found in the project. The low guitar sounds heard at the beginning growl at listeners preparing them for what’s next. When Duncan’s voice makes an appearance, her vocals hang onto the end of each line with stunning vibrato. When the chorus drops in, the percussion picks up as does the anger in Duncan’s twangy sound.

She exclaims, “Oh I can't get burned if I'm the / Fire baby that you started / In a California drought / Fire that you always wanted / Fire that you can’t put out / You’re acting like a boy with matches / Standing over gasoline / After the black smoke passes you’ll learn not to play with me / ‘Cause I can’t get burned if I’m the fire.” Not only is the imagery strong and vividly portrayed through the metaphorical lyricism, but Duncan sets the project off with a hefty kick.