The high energy rock track tackles the pressures of 2022 and the increasing strains on identity, belonging and on longevity of life on the planet. ‘Set This Place On Fire’ finds 3REE bringing their pop laced hooks with hardcore beatdowns to complement the signature alt-metal screaming from Sleeping With Sirens’ Kellin Quinn.
Since its release last month, ‘Set This Place On Fire’ has received huge acclaim with the likes of Rock Sound touting it as, “A riotous anthem… dripping in mountain high melodies, soaring riffs and plenty of gritty atmosphere,” while Kerrang championed the track in the Top 10 of their Kerrang Chart. The track has also proved a TikTok hit, with fans creating viral videos soundtracked to the song’s opening bars.
About the meaning of the song 3REE vocalist and guitarist Mitch Volcan says, “We built the song around the lyric ‘When the fire burns out we all come alive’; writing with the aim of connecting with the listener with the sense of rawness, energy and togetherness that you face during dark times.”
The duo is completed by drummer Sean Tighe and since the band’s formation in 2019, with the release of their self-titled debut album that year, they have been quick to draw attention from further high profile names in rock. They are managed and mentored by iconic pop punk manager Rick DeVoe, who managed Blink 182 for over 20 years and has worked with New Found Glory, Angels & Airwaves and more.
3REE have also caught the eye of Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and former Panic! At The Disco drummer Spencer Smith. The attention came via a mashup of the band’s tracks 3REE posted on their Instagram, which impressed Pete and Spencer so much it prompted them to reach out to 3REE. A relationship sparked and Pete and Spencer both now also help mentor the Aussie pop punks.
3REE have made a huge statement with ‘Set This Place On Fire’ and the future burns bright for the pair as they gear up for more exciting announcements to follow in 2022.