The world is catching on – Signal 13 is revving up its sound even more and impassioned. In their new single “All Fired Up”, the Maryland rockers waste little time throwing listeners into a cauldron of classic rock, blues and originality. Voted ‘Best Band’ in Baltimore Magazine’s annual 2020 Best of Baltimore Readers’ Poll, Signal 13 doesn’t have to fight for attention too much longer. “All Fired Up” is the beacon that shine’s from Signal 13’s debut album Destination Unknown.
Signal 13 is Vicky Starr (vocals), Johnathan Lassier (guitar), Chris Starr (guitarist), Patrick Jenkins (bass guitar) and Johnny Sexx (drums). The band has a solid road history, including many fairs, festivals on the East Coast and throughout the United States. Their press materials note that early in November they achieved a worldwide No. 1 on the Radio Indie Alliance Top 75 Chart. They’ve also released “Dirty” and “Stay With Me”.
Starr, a singer dripping with swagger, has a rough and tumble sound. She sounds tough, but not unapproachable. The emotion she’s delivery in the song is genuine – I think she feels the connection to her fans in these words. She’s just not singing words on a page. The electricity between her and the band is pure alchemy. I had a very strong sense that Signal 13 want to entertain their listeners, but they want to reach their hearts, too. I think within the lyrics of “All Fired Up” are some hidden gems, including some that take a few listens to interpret. Friends and enemies are all the same, you are paying that tax without gaining fame, the voices are call you back to the tracks, put one foot forward, or put one foot back, Vicky Starr sings. I can only surmise that this about the friends that have been in your life for a very long time, they have certain expectations. They don’t want the group to be without you, they don’t want you to move on. The same for a romantic relationship, one person might be holding that person back without realizing it. They are basing their decisions on the group or the relationship and it can be emotionally taxing.
I’m all fired up, revving for you, I’m all fired up, looking at you, I’m all fired up, I’m all fired up, she sings in the chorus. The backing band members sing backup, adding yet another texture to an already character-filled vocal show. The guitar work, going from acoustic to opening up to a wicked-blues electric guitar shapes are killer. The drum work and the bass guitar work are hand-in-hand solid. One characteristic of a band like Signal 13 is their grit. It could be the Baltimore base, or maybe it’s having a woman sing lead that you have to prove yourself more. Something definitely transports the listener to another emotion in this song. It gets you and finds you. If you were expecting Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo’s “All Fired Up”, turn this one up instead. Signal 13’s “All Fired Up” will have you stoked.
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