Harry Heart – Summon It
Debut album from Harry Heart,
released 2nd July 2021 on independent label Kinda Grizzly
- Guaranteed Peace
- Fell So Low
Since his return to the UK from Australia (his home from home) one year ago, the dual-national has featured on BBC Introducing’s Hot List, made his BBC Radio 6 debut, performed alongside the likes of Badly Drawn Boy, The Slow Readers Club, Lewis Watson and Radical Face (USA) and has clocked over 700,000 streams across Spotify, Apple Music and SoundCloud.
Harry’s infectious, hard hitting songwriting has already impressed listeners with the single releases of “Heat”, “Kamikaze”, “Guaranteed Peace” and “Fell So Low”all forming a barrage of emotional energy and lyrical brilliance that sets the tone for the “Summon It” album.
The opening track “Cleo” had me hooked as soon as the guitar kicked in creating an epic ‘Wow factor’ moment … simply wonderful. Harry’s ‘heart on your sleeve’ vocal style relating the story of a strained relationship, has such power to it, this, combined with that guitar sound just works so well. Former single “Kamikaze” is one of those tracks that brings a huge smile to the face. When the song kicks in it’s almost like you are flying, soaring across the sky on the waves of musical genius, arms out-stretched with not a care in the world, what a song. “Harbourside” is next and be prepared to jump as the track starts like an alarm going off in your face. “Harbourside” reminds me a bit of early U2, it certainly rocks and has great pace to it. Another ‘full of energy number’ that enlightens and delights.
“Guaranteed Peace” next, and what a track. This one has a much more solid ‘band like’ sound to it, very reminiscent of late 80s early 90s Alt Pop artists. The mood is totally changed with the warm vocal embrace of “Amino”. Softly strung guitars and eerie effects create a soundcape of beauty, a world of wonder in 4 minutes and 24 seconds.
Call me crazy (“you’re crazy”) but to me, the start of “Urchins” reminds me of Nirvana…there, I’ve said it. “Urchins” is another little gem of a number. Glorious in it’s arrangement, excellent vocals and very, very catchy. Slightly more uptempo is the stunning “Heat”, a track that is meant to be played loud. I love how I hear new things on each listen. I love the way the track builds and builds and has me tapping along. Very entertaining and very addictive. Last up we have the latest single “Fell So Low”. Yet another change of direction and another ‘heart on the sleeve’ lyric. Harry’s ability to deliver such emotion in his songs is so impressive. Also, you’ve got to love a track with horns on it.
“Summon It” is a real box ticker of a release. The songs are great, the music is wonderful, the lyrics are emotional and heartfelt and the whole will excite over several genres. I cannot rate this album highly enough, it is that good.
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