Maggie Baugh fuses the stylish grit of distorted country rock with the melodic sensibilities of pop on this latest single. Fire Me Up is everything the title promises, a big hit with a worthy build up and an explosive drop – a moment that contrasts brilliantly with what came before. At the same time, the song introduces Maggie’s unique vocal style in a memorable way. The vowel pronunciation and the length of the notes pay tribute to performance styles that once made waves in the pop and country worlds.
Meanwhile, the set-up continues to work its magic – organic instrumentation impresses at every step, maintaining a big-band vibe that could easily translate to the stage to offer a mighty moment of high energy and togetherness. Complete with hints of electric guitar and banjo alike, the whole thing skillfully walks the line between genres, leading with a strength of musicality and songwriting above all else.
The song’s title underlines the effect you get from it in a fitting way – this is a quickly recognizable pop classic with a definite air of familiarity that’s quick to satisfy. In the same instance, it brings through an artist with a slightly new style, and a flawless ability to easily meander through the complex melodies of just about any kind of song.