Fans of The Ruse rejoice, the band’s drummer Jason Young is back with a new single and EP of his own. Under his project, Heartour, the five-song set explores Young’s love for massive-sounding synth pop and dance rock, as evidenced on the energetic and eclectic lead single “Little Waves,” which is set to drop April 30.
1. “Little Waves” has the perfect combination of deep lyrics and a fun beat.
Someone grab Stefon from SNL, because This. Song. Has. Everything. From the relaxed yet passionate vocals that float through the synthy landscape of the track, to the consistent and vibrant electronic beat, this single toes the line between dance pop and alternative, a winning combination if we say so ourselves.
2. It’s part of an EP that promises to pack a punch.
“Little Waves” will be one of five tracks on Heartour’s upcoming EP, Divert The Asteroid. Serving as the return of Heartour, the five songs were carefully crafted during a year without any guarantees.
The EP is a product of Young’s experiences during this time and aim to offer some solace in an unpredictable world. As such, “Little Waves” packs bubbly pop elements and combines them with club beats Daft Punk fans are sure to appreciate.
3. It has a unique sound that has been years in the making.
Branching away from the rock stylings of his time with The Ruse to a more eccentric synth pop sound, Young has been honing Heartour’s sound since the early aughts, dropping Three in 2003, Five in 2006, and Ate in 2009. These solo records helped to lock in Heartour’s sound and differentiate it from his previous projects.
Be sure to stream “Little Waves” on April 30, and in the meantime, check out more of Heartour’s music below: