Label: Icons Creating Evil Art
Released: 3rd September 2021
By somehow tapping directly into the exact vibe of hazy summer days, Swedish pop songwriter Summer Heart has proven he’s a savant of creating songs that are equal parts neurotic and carefree. His new EP ‘Insecurities’ is a sprint of distinct vocals, suave electronic composition and an instant catchiness that sticks every chorus firmly into your brain.
With a slow, mellow build in the opening titular track, Heart strips back his sound with a brief peek at a more timid version of himself. Soon enough, this is cast aside by ‘Inside Out’ a driving tune, amplified by an array of wah-wahed guitars, spacey chimes and hearty backing vocals that imbue a contagious excitement. Despite the fact that we’re hearing Heart reel off a list of his imperfections, this doesn’t stop the song from being as cool as they come. This undeniable chic translates to ‘Wash You Off’, where a healthy dose of sexy synth screams 80s influence.
‘Insecurities’ is a great sample of Summer Heart’s seemingly effortless debonair and relentless endeavour to pump out good vibes in the form of intricate pop tunes and smooth vocals. We can only hope that there’s lots more to come.