Heartour announces the release of the upcoming synth-pop single, “Refill the Fountain,” The single was born out of a cross-genre experiment where Heartour’s Jason Young populated the studio with 80’s video game synth sounds. It’s off the album, R U IN, mixed by Tony Hoffer (Metric, Beck & M83) and due out on May 22. Listen here
Synths pinball into an arcade induced carnival ride, ricocheting off syncopated drum beats. The retro Atari-esque keystrokes energetically punctuate each stanza, creating a seamless fusion of modern flashback sound. The song plunges a shiny new quarter into a buzzing arcade game and ignites a dreamlike landscape of glowing neon colors and liquid pools oozing from a Moog drenched fountain.
It’s been nine years since Young released his fourth and most recent album as Heartour, but the intervening years have produced anything but downtime. Young’s other project, The Ruse, opened for Muse on three separate world tours. When the band took a hiatus shortly thereafter, Young decided it was time to go back into the studio and create something personal once again, and the dynamic electronic soundscape of the upcoming album R U IN was born.