Harry Heart Releases Tender Alt-Rock Single "Montaigne"
Based between Sydney and London, singer-songwriter Harry Heart has spent over a decade penning heartbreak songs, though we’ve only got about five years of releases to cry to. Most recently, Harry gave us “Montaigne,” an intense alt-rock track leagues beyond his beginnings.
“Montaigne” is flush through with Harry’s signature sentimentality. Even during its heaviest moments, there’s emotion peeking around every riff and rhythm. When “Montaigne” opens, its first few milliseconds suggest we’ll be treated to a raging rock anthem, but Harry quickly does away with that notion, opting instead to move quickly into an expansive, prog-rock influenced arrangement teeming with twangy strums and the din of sparkles. His voice sounds scared for a moment but throughout the song, it delivers a twisting-and-turning performance, weaving in and out of aches and strength.
“Montaigne” is fully developed — Harry has perfected the emotive alt-rock style that suits him best, so we can hear the years-long maturation since his debut release. Jam-packed with tender tones, driving guitar riffs, and percussive pounds, “Montaigne” is a goosebump song, unaware of its effect but altering our hearts all the same.