The second single by NOX, “Holy Flames,” released on January 12, 2024, is a captivating combination of passion and poetry. This track plunges even deeper into the depths of desire and emotion after her first performance “Sun Goes Down”. NOX skillfully weaves a story around misplaced obsession, which gives the song a sense of danger and pleasure.
The song’s lyrics are a bold expression of sexual longing, intermingled with the feelings of jealousy and resentment, but there’s an intrinsic playfulness and sensuality to her narrative. The unique feature of “Holy Flames” is the use of religious imagery which makes the dark and heavy bass and the ghostly harmonies seem innocent and forgiving. The sound resembles the haunting styles of artists like Billie Eilish, Elley Duhé, and Dove Cameron, which is eerie, mysterious, and unabashedly sinful. Balancing these elements makes “Holy Flames” a captivating and unforgettable track.