As the very tapestry of music continues to evolve and intertwine, Hearts emerges, strumming on the strings of indie-rock nostalgia while simultaneously offering a fresh spin to the beloved genre. With their track “It’s Over” from the debut EP ‘EP1’, the band captivates listeners with a harmonious blend of the past and the present.
As you dive into “It’s Over”, the potent influences of Catfish and the Bottlemen and Oasis are palpable, yet this isn’t a mere reproduction. There’s an essence unique to Hearts that shines through—a perfect synergy born from the members’ diverse backgrounds, from Rob Hall’s stint with Catfish and the Bottlemen to the individual flavors of The Bongo Club and Bottlecap. The blend of Swede’s pop sensibilities with the gritty spirit of BritPop gives “It’s Over” a sonic texture that’s both familiar and new.
There’s an almost confounding juxtaposition in the track; it’s airy, as the band itself notes, especially during the verses, but still retains the energy of a stadium anthem. As soon as the song hits its stride, you understand why it’s become a live favorite. It elicits a feeling of both introspection and collective euphoria, a combination rarely mastered in today’s music landscape.
Recording in Audiofabriken and the final touches in Chapel Recording Studios no doubt brought the professionalism and sound clarity that sets the track apart. The realness of live recording brings forth a tangible authenticity in “It’s Over”, making you feel almost as if Hearts is playing right in front of you. The unexpected twist of the Moog synth by the producer expands the song’s dimensions, bridging the gap between classic indie rock and contemporary electronic touches.
But more than just their musical prowess, Hearts’ ethos—rooted in extensive touring, shared adventures, and an unwavering commitment to the band life—forms the bedrock of “It’s Over”. The song isn’t just a collection of chords and lyrics, but a story of camaraderie, of the joy and challenges of creating art with friends.
What strikes as most inspiring is the band’s origin story. The fact that these musicians, despite having known and respected each other from different projects, found an entirely new energy when they finally united. “It’s Over” is a testament to that chemistry. It’s a celebration of friendships and the pure joy of making music, devoid of any pretense.
In conclusion, “It’s Over” is more than just a song—it’s an experience. It’s a journey through the annals of indie rock, a testament to the timeless allure of guitar music, and above all, a symbol of unity in diversity. With their imminent tour post the EP’s release, one thing is certain: Hearts is a force to be reckoned with, and “It’s Over” is just the beginning.