Listen : Kitsune Releases New Summer Heart’s single ‘Buckle Up’+ Brothertiger Co-Headline US Tour

It’s not often that a band’s name truly reflects their sound, but when it comes to Swedish solo pop act Summer Heart (David Alexander), you can expect just that; sun-soaked tunes that are the perfect anthem for transporting you back to hazy summer nights.

This atmosphere is at its best on Summer Heart’s new single ‘Buckle Up’, where electronic textures and sounds are blended with dreamy pop melodies to create a track that feels like a sonic representation of youth. Percussion is ever-present yet varied, giving ‘Buckle Up’ a rhythmic vibe from the outset. But it doesn’t shy away from ambience either, as richly layered vocal harmonies add an otherworldly air to the single. The stellar production includes momentary breaks of silence which is grossly effective in catching the listener off-guard before picking up where it left off – this movement contributes even more power to the track’s groove.

Here’s what Summer Heart had to say about the track:

I was working with my friend Chris in his bedroom in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at that point. We had bought smoothies from Brooklyn Standard and were just fooling around. I’m normally a Logic Pro guy, but we started this new track in Ableton Live and called it Groovie, wanting to make it exactly what the name suggests. I just couldn’t make it happen in Ableton but we wrote the track and bounced a rough demo of it anyway. I had it on repeat in my headphones for quite a while before I knew where I wanted to take it. I put all the stems we had recorded into Logic and started messing around with them. The track changed quite drastically and became a bit more up-tempo. The lyrics are about falling in love with someone that doesn’t fit your criteria – someone you didn’t expect to fall in love with.

(East Coast of America with Brothertiger)
Feb 21 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
Feb 22 Washington DC – Songbyrd Vinyl Lounge
Feb 23 Norfolk, VA – Charlie’s American Café
Feb 24 Greenville, SC – Radio Room
Feb 26 Atlanta, GA – 529 bar
Feb 27 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
Feb 28 Houston, TX – Continental Club
March 1 Austin, TX – Barracuda
March 2 Dallas, TX – RBC
March 3 Tulsa, OK – Chimera Lounge
March 5 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
March 6 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
March 7 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
March 8 Columbus, OH – Spacebar
March 9 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
March 10 Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA