NEW COMPASSION OUT OCTOBER 5 ON ARTS & CRAFTS
LISTEN AND SHARE “YOUR LOVE” HERE
LISTEN AND SHARE “NEW COMPASSION” HERE
LISTEN AND SHARE “THE WAY” HERE
“...pairs a slick pop aesthetic with the smoky, slinky sound found on Rumours-era Fleetwood Mac, which is always a good thing.” -- Pitchfork
“...cinematic, almost magical sound.” - Noisey
“...striking, referential pop songs.” - DIY
Photo Credit : Julian Klincewicz // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
HAERTS have announced New Compassion, the highly-anticipated follow-up to their 2014 self-titled record which will be released on October 5 via Arts and Crafts. The sophomore album is a story of transformation and unwavering persistence. But that isn’t where it started. With eleven songs that each take a unique look at love, New Compassion began as a self-therapeutic manner of recovering from an unfathomable loss.
Following their split with Columbia Records after the release of their 2014 self-titled record, which featured their breakout hit “Wings” and gathered praise from NPR, New York Times, Pitchfork, NOISEY, Billboard, and saw the band secure festival slots at Coachella, Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, HAERTS struggled with the sudden feeling of falling and the anxieties that accompany a shift in life. The band left New York City for the isolation of the Hudson Valley, choosing busy hands over lingering sorrows.
The longtime kindred souls – Nini Fabi and Benny Gebert – set out to freely create something, regardless of outcome, unsure if anyone would ever hear the finished product. They filled the voids they felt through writing, recording and self-producing New Compassion, an album that echoes the path they took to create it.
The rawness in the emotions of New Compassion have already begun to ripple throughout listeners. NYLON, Refinery29, Paste, Seventeen, and BuzzFeed have praised the album’s title track, “New Compassion”. Additionally, Season Kent, the music supervisor for the hit Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, selected “Your Love” as the pivotal track for a powerful montage sequence in Episode 6. With the soundtrack’s release, the anthemic single, which Noisey described as “raw and honest,” quickly gathered 6 million streams worldwide.
New Compassion Artwork by Julian Klincewicz // DOWNLOAD HIGH-RES
NEW COMPASSION TRACKLIST
01 No Love For The Wild
02 The Way
03 In This Time
07 New Compassion
08 Your Love
11 No Love For The Wild (Reprise)
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