Swedish lo-fi dream-pop artist, Summer Heart, recently dropped a new single called ‘Hotel Beds’. The track was taken from the Swede’s new album ‘101’, due for release later this month. Speaking of the track, he says, “‘Hotel Beds’ is about touring, about going from city to city, hotel bed to hotel bed. It’s about meeting new people every night. It’s about a feeling of being detached from reality. Don’t get me wrong. I love to tour but after a while it becomes a big blur. The lyrics were written in the back of a tour bus. It was recorded in Stockholm, mixed in Brooklyn, and mastered in Jersey City.”
It’s not often that a band’s name truly reflects their sound. But when it comes to Swedish solo pop act Summer Heart, known to those close to him as David Alexander, you can expect just that. Hazy, sun- bleached tracks are the perfect anthem to remembering hot July nights filled with skinny dipping and sleeping in.
Following the release of countless EPs and singles, including the most recent release, 2016’s Colours EP, Alexander wrote a lot of music. Including two full-length albums that he eventually decided not to release. Now, he is set to release ‘101’, a piece of work that is decidedly, uniquely, confidently Summer Heart. Recorded in Malmo and Stockholm, the record was inspired by Alexander’s time in NYC, discovering the city and observing the city’s residents.
“The record can be seen as a ten track love story. With ups and downs and all the in-betweens. Never being satisfied, always wanting more. Grass is greener on the other side”, Alexander says.
With inspirations taken from more than just music (think style, photography, literature, nature), 101 feels like the soundtrack to a home video of a road trip, or a summer barbecue with friends. While you might get the dream pop vibe, akin to bands like Washed Out, Blood Orange, and Toro y Moi, Alexander’s sound is familiar and yet entirely his own.
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101 is set for release late August, pre-order available here