Londoners Heavy Heart are back with another episode in their song-a-month project. October's track arrived just in the nick of time on Halloween with the timely titled 'Teenage Witch'. The indie rock quintet's project has given us all a peek inside Anna Vincent's flourishing talent for making sense of the emotions rumbling like swelling storm clouds. And if you don't give a rip about lyrical depth, stick around, each track is well crafted toe-tapping head-bobbing indie rock.
Initially, I listened to and became a fan because the band's grasp on heartbreak didn't miss the mark, but now, I listen because the band has taken on other hefty topics. Topics likely formed in teenage Anna's head, carrying over into adulthood without resolution, but still fumbling around in the dark for a chance moment of clarity. Yet, that clarity or closure, while deeply yearned for, hardly, if ever soothes. Of the new song, Anna had this to say:
"The song is thematically perhaps a companion piece to 'What Became of Laura R?', or at least, it's another story inspired by that part of my life which still echoes now. It's about watching the object of your affection fall for someone else and doing everything in your power and beyond to make them see you. A song for anyone who, despite natural adult cynicism, ever had that slight feeling they might actually have magical powers..."
The band's maturation is evident with each monthly offering. Near the end of every month, I know I'm about to get a real treat in my inbox. Find October's treat, the churning and soaring 'Teenage Witch' below.