It’s not often that a band’s name truly reflects their sound, but when it comes to Swedish solo pop act Summer Heart (David Alexander), you can expect just that; sun-soaked tunes that create a soundtrack for those sepia-toned summer days when car windows are down with rich music cascading loud and free.
For the first time in the existing Summer Heart discography, David takes a step back and invites an alternate vocalist to take the reins. On this seventh installment of the#12SongsOfSummer project, Torontonian K¥LO’s reverb-fuelled tones, are driven by the Summer Heart-propelled production into twilit, barmy nights. One struggles to avoid clichés when describing the mix; shooting-star synth parts cut through space created by the equally sharp, yet ethereal, tones of the Canadian vocalist, however, the finished product finds its own pedestal between groove-tinged alt pop, with a humid production style akin to Washed Out’s.
Summer Heart tells us:
‘I met K¥LO in Toronto a couple of years ago. We played a show together and since then we’ve stayed in touch and also vaguely talked about making something together at some point.
Back in April, I was sitting on the floor in my friend Alex’s apartment in the East Village playing around with Logic X on my laptop. I was feeling super inspired; I got this song going and quickly decided I wanted to collaborate with someone on it. K¥LO was the first person I had in mind and so I sent the roughest demo ever to her.
To me this song is about someone’s bad habits, and about not being able to concentrate and focus and taking the easy way out.’