The Head and the Heart Announce New LP ‘Living Marriage’

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They additionally unveiled their album’s first single “Missed Connection.”

The Head and the Heart  introduced that their subsequent LP, Living Marriage, is due out May 17 Warner Bros. Records/Reprise Records. They additionally dropped the primary single from the LP, “Missed Connection,” on Thursday (March 14).

"Missed Connection" comes with a lyric video for the palpitating, genre-fluid monitor, which they stated started as a remembrance of how singer and guitarist Jon Russell met his girlfriend — however then morphed right into a metaphor of how the six-member band serendipitously met at an open-mic evening 10 years in the past in Seattle.

In a press launch, drummer Tyler Williams acknowledged that the music is in contrast to something they’ve ever accomplished earlier than. Williams attributed the brand new sounds to their love of pop and hip-hop manufacturing, stating, “Numerous the beats on that music are faster, and there are high-hats that have been by no means in our music earlier than.”

The folk-rock band stated Living Marriage signifies what bassist Chris Zasche describes as a “rebirth, a spirit quest of kinds,” following some modifications within the band’s lineup (guitarist-vocalist Josiah Johnson amicably departed after their earlier album, Signs of Light).


They started to create the document in Mojave Desert’s Joshua Tree and continued recording in Appleton, Wisconsin’s The Refuge Fox Cities, West Seattle, Omnisound in Nashville, and Barefoot Recordings in Los Angeles. Producers Tyler Johnson and Alex Salibian (Harry Styles, Sam Smith) and engineer Ryan Nasci helped convey the LP to life.

The result’s a sequence of what singer Jon Russell sees as a kind of chronicle of tales and views. He defined how he sees the 11 tracks on Living Marriage. “In my thoughts, the songs on this album are vignettes,” Russell acknowledged. “Like ‘Brenda’ jogs my memory of if you’re a youngster at a home celebration. You’re surrounded by noise — ‘What am I doing right here?’ — and a ray of sunshine comes down and also you discover this individual. You’re like, ‘Maybe I’ll keep.’ These songs really feel trustworthy.”

The band will do a particular efficiency from The Belasco in LA on March 21, which followers can live-stream Live Nation’s Facebook web page at eight:30 p.m. PT. They will give followers one other “main announcement” about their plans for this summer season and fall “throughout North America.”

Watch The Head and the Heart’s lyric video for “Missed Connection” beneath.