Run to your bathroom, lock the door, put on your headphones and prepare for some major headbanging - rockstar Kira Longeuay's long-awaited debut single is here!
Billed as Avril Lavigne's cooler, harder and less embarrassing older sister, Kira's been making waves recently as one of Canada's most promising rock exports - and 'Do Or Die' definitely proves why! Backed by the traditional cacophony of drums, guitar and bass, Kira still makes her voice heard in the energetic anthem, which acts as the perfect manifesto for the upcoming success she's bound to have.
"I feel alive/It's now or never/Let's steal the night/These days won't last forever" Kira explodes during the song's chorus, before a catchy exclaim of "It's do or die!" which is bound to have crowds screaming. Sick of waiting on the sidelines, Kira's taking her career into her own hands with this release - and her creative control is expressed no better than in the impressively grungy, non-Autotuned, authentic vocals she's laid down for the track, as well as the fact that she wrote and co-produced the song herself.
Following a string of amazingly well received gigs earlier this year, Kira's released 'Do or Die' as our first taste of her upcoming debut album, which is listed for release sometime in 2015. We may not have heard all that much from the promising songstress so far - despite a couple of perfect original songs over on her Soundcloud alongside an original take on Eminem and Rihanna's smash hit 'The Monster' - but if 'Do or Die' proves one thing, it's that Kira has not only the talent, but also the drive to make it big in a competitive industry. Here at PHF, we can't wait for it to happen.
- The song's lyrics are the type of thing you might listen to as an insecure 14 year old in need of some self-confidence. In fact, the whole song is a total trip down nostalgia street, and we're absolutely loving that Kira is bringing this sound back!
- Kira's vocals do sound a little underproduced and shaky at times, but this is totally understandable for an indie artist.