Yola is dubbed by many as the ‘Queen of Country Soul,’ and there is a good reason for it. Her first debut album Walk Through Fire is a collection of great country songs that is quite new to the industry. Though country soul is not necessarily a new genre, it is now being capitalized by Yola who is a British singer.
“Walk Through Fire” with Yola’s Voice
The album contains a lot of great tracks but Yola’s “Walk Through Fire” stands out. The strong country influence is very evident in the first part of the song wherein you can hear a violin, steel guitar, and other staple country music instruments. The song, which is also the album title, draws a lot of inspiration from the singer’s experiences and you can quite hear the raw emotions in the track.
The singer took country music to another level with her refreshing take on her album and it is evident with what the critics are saying. The album also contains other great songs like “Ride Out in the Country,” “Faraway Look,” “Shady Grove,” and “Deep Blue Dream.”
About the Song
Her album Walk Through Fire is derived from both her experience in life and love. The singer shared that she had an abusive relationship in the past that she had to walk away from because it was getting toxic. That is the reason why the song has that kind of emotion since the British country singer really had to walk away from the relationship even if she loves the person.
— Yola (@iamyola) September 19, 2019
One other reason why she wrote such a powerful song for the album was when her house got burned down. The song title was from a literal experience when they had to escape from their burning house. An experience like this can surely be instrumental when you want to write a song and let people know about your life.
Listen to the song “Walk Through Fire” here: