Two (Songs With) Hearts Are Better Than One
Beaty Heart with Flora
London trio Beaty Heart have returned to our airwaves with their new gritty, hypnotic single Flora. Named after Brazilian jazz singer Flora Purim, Flora brings a pulsing energy layered with glitchy electronic loops and a sample from Swedish Midi, Maxi & Efti’s Bad Bad Boys.
The track signifies a welcome departure from the group’s 2014 ‘Mixed Blessings’ album. It’s less whistle-y poolside family resort, more late nights spent in motel rooms (think The Weeknd rather than Vampire Weekend).
In the accompanying music video, Flora is the ultimate femme fatale badass, luring a group of men to her room…and to their deaths. It’s a darker vibe than what we have come to expect from the band (no goofy shots of the band devouring seafood at a tea party) but it fits right in with their new sound.
With the help of producers David Wrench (FKA Twigs, Caribou, Jungle) and Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preaches, Wilko Johnson), Beaty Hearts have retained their beating pop heart (sorry not sorry) while producing a sound that is sleeker, slicker and smarter.
High Violet with Only Heart
New kids on the block High Violet have just dropped their debut single Only Heart. It’s the first time we’ve heard from the Sydney indie-pop outfit, who sound like the love child of HAIM and Stevie Nicks.
Only Heart is the kind of track that you want to sing in your car with the windows rolled down – it’s good, clean indie-pop. Recorded with engineer and producer Louis Schoorl (Daniel Johns, Kimbra, and Bertie Blackman), the song has a super catchy chorus and steady guitar jams that you could imagine shredding to on Guitar Hero.
High Violet are gearing up to hit the live circuit so, if this track is anything to go off, we will be polishing up our dancing shoes in anticipation.