After treating us to a vibrant and introspective array of upbeat offerings, including the recently-released ‘Wash You Off’ and ‘Inside Out’, as well as his highly-praised EP Ambitions at the end of last year, Swedish alt-pop troubadour Summer Heart returns to radiate joy once again with the sparkling and breezy EP Insecurities, out now via Icons Creating Evil Art.
Following his Ambitions EP last year, Insecurities looks to take the artist to the furthest reaches of his influences. Beginning a new chapter in his career, this forthcoming collection sees him take the next step in his musical evolution as he aims to capture a broader and more captivating aesthetic.
Continuing his own distinct flair for smooth and vibrant alt-pop production, the EP’s first single ‘Wash You Off’ is the bold and sultry summertime jam we all need right now, followed by second single ‘Inside Out’ with its rich and psychedelic aesthetic measured effortlessly amongst his own charismatic and intoxicating vocals, his newest record perfectly encapsulates the lingering memories of summer.
Speaking of the new EP, Summer Heart comments,
“I worked on Insecurities together with my two friends Joakim Buddee and Myra Granberg. It was like time was standing still when these songs came about. Nothing on the outside mattered and we were in our own little world right there in a basement somewhere in Stockholm. I had inner peace in that moment and that is what Insecurities is about; when you are captured by the beauty of a certain moment and you forget about everything else.”
Steadily growing his fanbase in Asia, ‘Wash You Off’, a smooth and sultry jam lifted from the EP, was added to rotation on 10 major radio stations across Indonesia, even peaking at #6 on Hard Rock FM’s Top 41 Chart. The track has also been featured on notable platforms across the region like Billboard Indonesia, Asia Live 365 and more.
Having performed independently for over eight years, Summer Heart is now signed to the renowned Swedish label Icons Creating Evil Art. With an already impressive roster under their belts, the imprint is set to become a welcome home to Summer Heart’s breezy and lovable new direction.
Cover photo: Johan Lundsten