Alternative pop duo HEIRSOUND, formed by Alexa San Román & Dane Petersen have been strategically dropping each piece of LAYERS, a three-volume collection of EPs that progresses through deeper levels of emotions as the layers unravel into a story. Today, after thrilling fans with the music video release of “Proud” and corresponding EP, Layers Vol. I, the duo has shared a teaser off the second installment of Layers by partnering with IMPOSE Magazine for the official video premiere of “Lacuna.” Lacuna takes a step away from the story you’ve been following thus far, adding in a new character. Alexa San Román describes further:
“Have you ever met someone who you felt like you knew in a past life? The second you started talking it was like you were picking up where you once left off? It felt like how I would imagine it would feel if you had someone erased from your memory and then met them again. ‘Lacuna’ provides a glimpse of familiarity, hope & a distraction from a cloudy mindset.” – Alexa San Román
For the concept and artwork of LAYERS, HEIRSOUND decided that an anatomy theme fit best to give this collection a face & visual. Skin, muscle & bone represent each EP and the lyrical content of each EP corresponds to each layer. Vol. 1 [Skin] deals with the surface level emotions (anger / attraction), and musically their instrumentals are the most electronic and synthetic sounding with heavy drums and high energy. Vol. 2 [Muscle] gets deeper underneath the skin where more complex emotions lay (confusion / anxiety / new feelings) – backed by a more organic guitar & drum musical sound with a middle ground energy. Vol. 3 [Bone] is where the deepest most sentimental emotional songs sit lyrically (acceptance / love) & instrumentally the music has a slow soft energy.
HEIRSOUND was formed in New York in December ’14 around the talents of singer/songwriters Alexa San Román & Dane Petersen while the members were still in transition from a previous musical endeavor. Built around the dueling vocals & guitars of Petersen & San Román, the two set out to create an ethereal sound that they can call their own. Merging together from opposite sides of the country (Petersen from CA, San Román from NY), the duo start their journey as HEIRSOUND with a colorful six-song debut EP titled Merge. First appearing on the public radar in October ’15 with the single “Do It Over“, the team’s new sound, & grassroots fan base became clear following a few months of visual artwork posts/teasers. HEIRSOUND is a duo who let you into their own world sonically as well as visually. Always working together closely, Dane & Alexa released their debut EP on 8/5/2016 while continuing to showcase their live performance in as many places around the world as possible. Merge EP was recorded at VUDU Studio, produced and mixed by Mike Watts, engineered by Frank Mitaritonna, Tom Happel & Mike Watts, and mastered by Joe LaPorta.
Head to IMPOSE Magazine today to watch HEIRSOUND’s music video off LAYERS Vol. II for “Lacuna.” Layers Vol I. is available for purchase here, and you can pre-order Vol. IIwhich is set for release on 6/2/17 here. Follow HEIRSOUND online to keep updated with the following EPs, new music, videos, and more.