‘Lifelong Passion’ is the ninth song on Electric Arguments, the third album credited to The Fireman.
It was the first song to be released from the album. It was available digitally from 5-12 June 2008, in aid of the Adopt-A-Minefield charity.
On 5 June, Paul McCartney ‘hosted’ a virtual event, Night of a Thousand Dinners. Registered guests who donated a minimum of $25 received a special note of thanks from McCartney, and a one-time download of the song.
Earlier this year The Fireman donated a new track, ‘Lifelong Passion’, from Electric Arguments, to the charity Adopt-A-Minefield. This new track marked a directional change for The Fireman. ‘Lifelong Passion’ showcased a new more traditional song based sound with vocals, going against the sound of the first two albums. And so the speculation began. A ‘studio source’ was quoted in The Times as describing their new sound ‘like Arcade Fire meets Led Zeppelin’. So what had The Fireman been up to and what does the album sound like?
paulmccartney.com, 29 September 2008
Some additional mixes were made of the Electric Arguments tracks. Remixes of ‘Lifelong Passion’ were titled ‘Sawain Ambient Acapella’ and ‘Sawain Instrumental Dub’.