Duke Keats – “Heavy Heartbreak”


Out today from Duke Keats, “Heavy Heartbreak” exudes a dynamic pop enamoring — propelled by twinkling synths, funky bass, and trickling guitar additions. A fitting release for this Valentine’s Day with its themes exploring love and heartbreak, “Heavy Heartbreak” represents another success from the Coventry, UK-based artist, who impressed with darker rock successes on last year’s Dirty Glamour EP.

“Heavy Heartbreak” precedes Duke Keats’ upcoming EP, Bornstar. “You didn’t know, you didn’t have your guard up,” the vocals admit alongside glistening guitars and concise synth touches. The “heartbreak,” vocal expressions slide into hazy guitar jangles alongside playground-set ambience, adding to the enjoyably carefree sense of contemplation. Aesthetically, the production consumes in its melodic and crisp arsenal, resembling a cross of Future Islands and Hot Chip. We’re definitely looking forward to Duke Keats’ forthcoming EP.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Indie Pop.

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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