New Noise Magazine is bringing the heart thumping music video for “Black heart” by The Howlin’ Souls. The song features screaming guitars dancing on a steady yet hearty beat, like a western ballad in the modern age. “Black heart” has a cacophonous groove which provides listeners with a seductive tune pouring out of the heart of New York. The song is off the band’s upcoming self-titled EP, out April 28th.
“‘Black Heart’ is stripped down garage rock n’ roll about a woman in total control. In the video, we wanted to showcase a relationship where the viewer knew, without a doubt, who was in charge.”
Formed in Downtown Manhattan in 2012, The Howlin’ Souls have emerged onto the music scene with a fresh yet classic sound that has been welcomed by critics & fans alike.
Singer-songwriter, Pete Smith has infused his Indiana roots into his songs with raspy and honest vocals and lyrics reminiscent of Petty and Dylan. Pete’s guitar playing is supported by lead guitarist and New York native, Scott Sepe, who lends his nostalgic riffs to the Souls’ sound, pulling from the blues and modern rock standards he mastered as a teenager. The rhythm section is comprised of New England natives, Nate Lang (drums) and Robbie Sokolowsky (bass). Their shared love of classic blues, Motown and R&B offer a humble yet infectious backbeat groove.
The Howlin’ Souls’ collective influence includes British rock greats The Rolling Stones, as well as the blues legends that inspired them – Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and the iconic Howlin’ Wolf (whom they honor in their name).
Fritz Lang, long time engineer with time at CBGBs, Record Plant NYC, Sigma NYC and others as well as touring with Miles Davis, the Stones, Prince and other icons of music, co-produced the record with songwriter, Pete Smith.