Do you know that moment when discover an artist and you go all in? You follow them on Twitter and Instagram, Soundcloud and Bandcamp too, and then you like their Facebook page too. Even have a look around their website, of course with their music playing in the background. Yeah, I've never done that either. Ok, yes I have, just recently too. And it was all because of one song.
Searching for new music on Soundcloud and Bandcamp can be fun, but it's not something I get to do all that often. With submissions and keeping my ear to the ground, I have far too much material than I could ever use on Aimless Skylarking. Sadly, even some really great artists and tracks get passed over in the essence of time. I try to do as much as I can, but it's never enough.
Anyway, earlier this week, during one of those times I was having a look around Soundcloud, I happened across a London band I'd never heard of, Heavy Heart. I skimmed through their 5-track EP, This Season, and was stopped in my tracks when I heard the title track. 'This Season' is subtle and composed, but utterly devastating made all the more so by the vocal delivery. There's a sense of frailness in the end of all things, it really is sad when it's over, and Heavy Heart truly lives up to their name. I'm captivated and anxious to spend some time with the rest of the EP, which I just ordered. Stream the wistful 'This Season' below, it's my Song of the Day!
Heavy Heart are a boy/girl music duo from Peckham, London. After some digging around, I found their names on another blog, James and Anna. Their debut EP is available on their Bandcamp page, free for you skinflints but I don't recommend that, or £4 for cassette.
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