WRITTEN BY: MEG
Heavy Hearts have released their debut album, titled “Room With A View.”
The album opens up with its introductory track “Trem,” where the delayed guitars and softer vocals provide a more laid-back tone that really sets the scene and prepares the listener for what they can expect on a lot of these tracks, which lean more towards the softer side (at least to some extent) as well. “Out Of Reach” starts out on that note, with the bass and drums driving the first verse before a harder hitting chorus where both the vocals and the instrumentals show even more. “Kin” begins with piano, which accompanies the softer vocals very well, and the harder hitting drums provide a sense of contrast in the instrumentation and help drive the rhythm of the verses before a memorable pre-chorus where the vocals get louder and a chorus that adds some acoustic guitar into the mix. Interlude “Dire Dire” also begins on the softer side, but the instruments gradually get louder, making the song more interesting to listen to, and single ”Safe Bet” is similar, starting out softer before its huge and memorable chorus, with one of the best vocal performances offered on this album.
A couple of the tracks on here are much more upbeat in comparison, most notably the lead single “Vexed,” with captivating vocals, a huge chorus and bridge, and darker composition that showcases another side of their sound. The title track, “Room With A View,” is another memorable track on the record, with upbeat instrumentation, especially during the beginning of the song and the bridge, where the harder hitting drums really get to shine.
“Hide From You,” another favorite of mine on the record, starts out with softer guitars before the drums and bass quickly kick in. The vocals bring some more catchy melodies, and the performance only gets better during the pre-chorus, which transitions into a huge chorus with some of the strongest vocal and instrumental performances on the whole record, followed by another stellar vocal performance and catchy guitar solo in the bridge later on. “Dilantin” is also a bit similar, starting out with softer vocals as it leads up to one of the most memorable choruses on the record, which really lets the vocals show off, followed by another equally as catchy guitar solo.
From the combination of rock, emo, and alternative influences to the intriguing performances found throughout the record, “Room With A View” is a noteworthy debut LP.
"ROOM WITH A VIEW" IS AVAILABLE NOW. LISTEN TO THE ALBUM HERE: