Stubborn Heart have been quiet for eight years since their 2012 debut but the duo are back with a cold electronica soul vibe for their single ‘Against the Tide’. Luca Santucci and Ben Fitzgerald who make up Stubborn Heart have spent the last few years developing a sound that is ominous and industrial on one hand and emotive and human on the other. This comes from them both having very distinctive styles. Luca’s voice is soulful and expressive. Ben’s synths are like Knight Rider meets George Orwell – especially in this new single. I love the middle section and the way the drums are slightly glitchy but also not at the same time.
‘Against the Tide’s has an excellent music video to accompany this harsh machine pop track. It features lost city moments recorded between 2018 and 2019. All this leads up to Stubborn Heart releasing their long awaited follow up ‘Made of Static’ on the 4th of June. Based on the evidence of this track, it sounds like it’s going to be worth the wait.
Enjoy the music video for ‘Against the Tide’ below. The single is out now and ‘Made of Static’ is available for pre-order.
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