Premiere: The Jaws of Brooklyn Unleash Their “Fever” with Hot Soul & Heated Passion

The Jaws of Brooklyn © Abraham Rowe
The Jaws of Brooklyn © Abraham Rowe
Empowering and emotionally charged,  The Jaws of Brooklyn’s searing anthem “Fever” is a rebel yell for women everywhere – a dynamic upheaval subverting gender norms to be unapologetically loud and true to oneself.
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Stream: “Fever” – The Jaws of Brooklyn




No, I’m not you’re “dear,” but I’m willing to be your desire…

A soulful sonic canon full of fiery passion, The Jaws of Brooklyn’s new single is a beautifully expressive and radiantly dramatic outpouring of heated sentiment. Empowering and emotionally charged, the searing anthem “Fever” is a rebel yell for women everywhere – a dynamic upheaval subverting gender norms to be unapologetically loud and true to oneself, whoever and however that may be.

Fever - The Jaws of Brooklyn
Fever – The Jaws of Brooklyn
Now what have we here
A woman who’s looking to start a fire
And no I’m not your dear
But I’m willing to be your desire
Pull the tape of my mouth
Sit right here won’t you stay for awhile
Open up those ears
Don’t make me have to run a mile

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Fever,” the lead single off The Jaws of Brooklyn’s forthcoming debut album, The Shoals (due out in early 2022). The Seattle-based band of Lindsay Love, Zia Uddin, Paul Christofferson, and Bryan Cohen traveled down to Alabama’s Sun Drop Sound (the studio owned by John Paul White and Alabama Shakes keyboardist Ben Tanner) to craft a record that full of hot and searing sun-soaked soul – music that is true to the band’s roots and passions, as well as the greater Alabama Shoals region, whose legendary musical history includes (and is far from limited to) the likes of Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, and even The Rolling Stones.



Jaws of Brooklyn © Valentina Gonzalez
Jaws of Brooklyn © Valentina Gonzalez



It’s hard to know if The Jaws of Brooklyn are a rock band with a soul problem, or a soul band with a rock problem; they bleed brightly of both worlds, coming alive in a deeply emphatic, feverish (excuse the wordplay) song that can’t help but wash over, under, and through the ears. Vocalist Lindsay Love sings hot on the mic, reaching a… fever pitch… in a chorus that is both incredibly vulnerable, and yet so full of stunning strength:

You got me all shook up and I’m ready to fly
So come on, come on, come on baby – Yeah let’s get high
You give me fever
Don’t fight the fever
Make me a believer
Oooh baby, you give me fever

“‘Fever’ is a song about exploring all of the facets of being a woman that have historically been frowned upon by society,” Love tells Atwood Magazine. “Touching on the experiences of feminine rage, sexuality, and unabashed self-expression, the song is a proverbial middle finger to the structures that continue to only define women through the perspective of the male gaze. It serves as a rebellious anthem that aims to dispel the one-dimensional, docile and subordinate archetypes and expectations of previous generations by taking up space as a woman who’s looking to start a fire – unapologetically whole and unfiltered.”

The Jaws of Brooklyn © Valentina Gonzalez
The Jaws of Brooklyn © Valentina Gonzalez



Is it you that I hear
Making noise, no point
Smoking without a fire
And no I’m not your dear
Keep your wishes
You’re looking a little tired
Pull the wool off your eyes
Quiet baby
There ain’t no time liars
Don’t act surprised
I’m a woman who’s looking to start a fire

“Fever” is unabashedly grandiose – uncompromising in both vision and scope. As Love sings, “I’m a woman who’s looking to start a fire.” She doesn’t want to simmer down or have someone temper her feelings; she wants to let them out in the biggest way possible. In this way, “Fever” is a freeing embrace as the band release and revel in feelings that are often held in and tampered down around polite company, whether for social etiquette’s sake or any other reason. Leaning into our true selves – being mad when we’re mad, sad when we’re sad, even happy when we’re happy – surely must be the healthiest way. Why deny our feelings, if we’re in a safe space where we can safely channel them?

We deserve to all be in the same space as “Fever,” but alas the world and its inhabitants are still by and large catching up. Nevertheless, The Jaws of Brooklyn’s music is both inspiring and inspired: An energizing, driving, and meaningful explosion that hits hard and cuts deep. Be angry if you want to be angry; let it flow through you – as Emperor Palpatine would say – this time, courtesy of the enriching, smoldering soul of The Jaws of Brooklyn. Theirs is an especially tantalizing seductive grit, and we can’t wait to hear more from them soon.

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