The Head and the Heart craft songs of such sweetly cadenced melodies and rhythms we can’t help but feel all together joyful when we hear them. Their self-titled debut album is from beginning to end an effortlessly accessible celebration of a refusal to give in to the thick of things. With a beautiful sun-lit Americana style, this band captures in sound the idea that songs are stories. Stories about the hope, glory, and severity we experience while being uprooted and replanted. About what we’re looking for, what we’ve left behind and who we’ve found. Stories about us. Stirring together classic elements of guitar, percussion, piano, bass, and strings with gravely vocals and a touch of hand-clapping, this band has a maturity in their musicianship that defies expectation. The Head and the Heart’s folk/pop approach may not be new, but it’s sure as hell fun, rousing and full of spirit.
Download: “Down In The Valley” by The Heart And The Heart
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Download: “Winter Song” by The Head And The Heart
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