We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of The Young Hearts’ new EP Honestly, I’m Just Thinking (listen below), which is scheduled to be officially released through Primordial Records on September 29th. You can purchase the EP here.
The Young Hearts bassist Stew Thorpe commented on the release:
“We all feel that the EP is a step up in our songwriting abilities. It’s not a happy record, to say the least, but it definitely makes you think about these kinds of issues with some kind of happy outcome. It finally feels like there is light at the end of the tunnel, when it comes to being satisfied on a creative and personal level. It’s been a very long journey.”
About the band:
The four gentlemen behind The Young Hearts take solace in their art, as a release from the pressures and stresses of modern life. Having suffered close personal losses and even being involved in a serious car accident on the way to a show, which would have been enough for other bands to call it quits, The Young Hearts have kept their heads held high throughout. Understandably, the band took a back seat whilst the individual members dealt with their situations, but The Young Hearts have come through with a powerful new EP of songs, sculpted by nostalgia, loss, guilt, pain and strife.
Honestly I’m Just Thinking was recorded during March 2016 by Ian Saddler at Emeline Studios, Whitstable. The Young Hearts highly respected Ian’s style of hands on production and the results of the week-long session are clear to hear.
Leaving no stone unturned, the band took their time with the writing of Honestly I’m Just Thinking – honing in on minor details so that every drum fill, lead line and chord progression suited the bands sound as best it could.
The Young Hearts came together in mid-2014, following the split of the members previous project. After honing their sound, the band hit the studio in March 2015 to record their debut EP, Everything We Left Behind, consisting of five songs that captured every ounce of heartbreak, disappointment, and resilient determination up until that point.