BAXTR – ‘Grace On Fire’

Playful and bright, BAXTR return with their brand new single ‘Grace On Fire’ 

Three-piece BAXTR have been riding high since their formation back in early 2020. With nods from BBC Introducing, various spins across worldwide radio networks, and two singles under their belts, Floss, Bash, and Keiko have been rather non-stop in their early musical endeavours.

New single ‘Grace on Fire’ embraces the buoyant new-wave sound that the group have become creditably associated with. Think The Cure but with more carefree frivolity. Once again masking their true identities with bright and wavy colour; the single’s cheerful artwork wonderfully juxtaposes the forlorn-laden lyrics ​”God knows I try but she doesn’t want my good advice.

Heavy on metaphors and concentrated tenderly handled lamentable demolition-themed symbolism, “All of the bells are ringing so loud / Now that her body is breaking down“, ​there’s a thread of hopeless observation running throughout ‘Grace on Fire’. BAXTR have recently disclosed that the track recounts experiences, some even semi-autobiographical, of self-destruction and all manner of complicated sins that go with it. A tricky topic to navigate for sure, however, the trio tango with just the right amount of charisma to pull it off in style and contemplative subject matter aside, the single is certainly loaded with a great deal of fun and gusto.

Yet to play their first live show, it’s clear they are itching to debut their playful and infectious sound to an audience, and ‘Grace on Fire’ in all its upbeat zest, is a stellar assortment of all things that make BAXTR ones to watch.


Harrison Smith

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