Dave Monks Continues to Preview Solo Album with "Can't Put My Fire Out"
It's the latest mission statement from the Tokyo Police Club frontman's forthcoming record 'I've Always Wanted to Be Me'
Published Sep 15, 2021Your favourite self-esteem spirit guide — Tokyo Police Club's Dave Monks — is back with another affirming single. "Can't Put My Fire Out" is the musician's latest offering from his upcoming solo album I've Always Wanted to Be Me.
The new single follows Monks' Shad collaboration "Don't Get Pushed Around," the dance video-touting "Wild Like Me" before it and "Love."
The artist describes "Can't Put My Fire Out" as an artistic mission statement:
[It's] a reminder that the most powerful part of what I do is free from time and money, and can never be taken away from me. No matter where I am or what I am doing, the world is there to ignite my imagination — whether it's in celebration, defiance, desperation or for the thrill of it, choosing to make something of it all gives me the power to keep going and believe in what I'm doing.
Levied by buoyant guitars, the song embodies the soul-fuelling essence of creative energy. The singer-songwriter is uplifted even further by backing vocals from Alyson McNamara — and it's absolutely infectious.
I've Always Wanted to Be Me drops on October 15 via Monks' own Ghost Pepper Records.
Listen to "Can't Put My Fire Out" below.
Monks was also recently in the studio with his CanRock supergroup Anyway Gang.