Sarah Osborne’s “Fire Moon” is a groovy, groundbreaking new hit. The perfect combination of some soft guitar acoustics, invigorating percussion, and the real rawness of Osborne’s voice really brings her lyrics to life.
Osborne describes herself as “a sultry songstress and salty sea queen.” As both a singer-songwriter and marine biologist from the west coast of Canada, it is evident how “Fire Moon” combines her values of making music, telling stories, and acting as an advocate for the environment.
“Fire Moon” was created under a full moon at Arts Wells music festival in a mountain valley in Northern BC, according to her music page on Facebook. “Forest fires burning all around, my heart a smolder for an old flame, and my lifelong breathing condition ever inducing a haze.”
As a fellow music lover, environmental advocate, and Aries (*a fire sign, of course, for all my non-Astrology folks!*), I couldn’t help but feel a fire ignited in me listening to this song- and I truly can’t take it off repeat.
Osborne’s blend of folk, blues, and jazz viscerally powers through her sound in “Fire Moon” with a fierce energy that is unmissable.
There’s particularly a brilliance and intensity to the lyrics in “Fire Moon.” A few lyrics that really stick out to me is: “It burns in my heart like a wild fire/destroys everything like a natural disaster.” Not only is this use of comparison such a powerful tool in her storytelling, but it is the perfect way to express such a commonly shared human experience: the power (and pain) that lovestruck fire ignites in all of us.
The music video for “Fire Moon” exquisitely highlights her strength as a storyteller. The video is filmed completely outdoors, showing images of Osborne wandering amongst fields, rocks, water and fire. She quite literally dances around the idea of desire and what it means to touch and be touched by another soul. You just have to watch the video and see for yourself, because it truly is a work of art to witness.
Currently, Osborne is living on Gabriola Island in a tiny home among the trees, and “most days she can be found working on her next album, learning about the infinite variety of plant life, or sharing a good laugh with the locals (at a safe distance of course).”