Artist Spotlight: Haerts Spread “Wings”
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Haerts is a band to keep on the radar. They are currently flying under it, but not for long – here is what we’ve dug up so far. They are a New York band, by way of Germany, England and the US, and while their debut full length release date is TBD, the band’s single “Wings” (produced in collaboration with Jean-Philip Grobler – aka St. Lucia) gives us keen insight into what we can expect later on this year. Lead singer Nini Fabi belts with emotional grace above a resonating, somewhat chunky guitar and an upbeat, echo-laden soundscape.
“Wings” initially hooks us with the with agonizing lyrics “I will never let you go/I know you want it/know you want it,” and from there, though meaning is up for deciphering debate, it’s just as easy to get lost in the music. This is all well and good because Fabi ropes you back around the two minute mark, when the beats cut out and her standalone vocals lament “people never smile to say good-bye/leaving means there’s nothing left to try,” prior to the kick-it-up portion of the track. From there, we fade away into an electronica abyss.
The video is vintage Final Destination meets a lesson from Arrested Development’s J. Walter Weatherman. As there seems to be an 80s resurgence in the music world right now, Haerts looks like it will a welcome addition to history repeating itself.