Summer Heart debuts new project, is announced for SXSW 2018

Posted on 27 February 2018
By Khyle Deen
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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; hazy, sun-bleached tracks that are the perfect anthem to remembering hot July nights filled with skinny dipping and sleeping in.

Summer Heart is back with a new track ‘We Are The Ones’ from his upcoming collection of tracks titled “12 Songs of Summer”. He will release a new track per month throughout the year blending catchy dream-pop motifs with light washed-out nostalgic sound to capture the soundtrack of an endless summer. But there will be no singles, just music released as it becomes ready.

Summer Heart says:

“The idea behind this project is to show people what I am currently working on instead of what I was doing two years ago, which can be the case when you release an album. It makes making music more fun, leaves less time for doubting your decisions and prevents you from going back and changing things that were already good. It’s definitely a way of challenging myself, thinking less and having more fun creating music!”

Summer Heart Announced for SXSW 2018

The track ‘We Are The Ones’ as one would expect is dreamy yet with a quality of nostalgia and glazed vocals. Summer Heart tells us: “I don’t always want to tell what the songs are about because I want people to figure out what the music and lyrics mean to them personally. My songs are really open to interpretation and if I tell people what a track is about I might destroy their original feeling of the song.“ ?

Compared to the likes of Washed Out, Blood Orange, and Toro y Moi, Summer Heart’s sound is familiar yet all his own.

Tastemaker blogs and mood-driven playlist curators have loved his tracks for years, with Hype Machine promoting Summer Heart on their ‘Hype Machine Favorites Vol.1’ Spotify playlist.

The new song ‘We Are The Ones’ will be available worldwide on the 23rd of February.

“Our favourite lo-fi Swede” (Noisey)

“Lovely dream pop” (FADER)

“Fine purveyor of eminently listenable, wistful chillwave pop” (The Guardian)