The Head and the Heart is an indie folk-rock band that is based out of Seattle, Washington, who have created some amazing music together thus far. Comprised of Josiah Johnson, Jonathan Russell, Charity Rose Thielen, Chris Zasche, Kenny Hensley, and Tyler Williams, the Head and the Heart has a warm and welcoming folk vibe, with songs that are highly relevant and appeal to the heart and mind, making their band name highly appropriate. Here is a look at five of the band’ best songs yet, and see why they are so deserving of high praise from fans and critics alike.
“Down in the Valley”
The first song I ever heard by the Head and the Heart was “Down in the Valley.” I was blown away by the beautiful warmth this song encompassed. Thanks to a great combination of on-point vocals, masterful instrumental accompaniment, and lyrics that appeal to the heart, “Down in the Valley” is one amazing song that will be playing through my speakers for some time to come. I could easily see this band being influenced by other modern folk bands such as the Avett Brothers, Iron and Wine, or Bon Iver. The Head and the Heart has a similar quality to their sound, but maintains their originality with their presentation.
“Lost in My Mind”
Another solid track from The Head and the Heart is “Lost in My Mind.” This song has a more upbeat tempo than is present in “Down in the Valley,” and the beat that crops up around the 1:40 mark brings this song into new territory. This song is catchy, beautiful, and undeniably enjoyable.
“River and Roads”
“River and Roads” is a lovely track by the Head and the Heart that definitely deserves more recognition and radio air play. This mellow track has a somber mood, but the lyrics are highly relevant, and the sound stirs the soul. I cannot listen to this song without feeling a shift in my mood; this song truly affects the heart and the soul with its beautiful harmonizing, incredible instrumental component, and poignant lyrics.
“While You Were Gone”
Another beautiful song by the Head and the Heart is “While You Were Gone.” This song has an inate sadness weaved throughout the melody, while the raw vocals and telling lyrics pull this song together into a formidable folk ballad that truly touches the heart. “While You Were Gone” is highly relevant, masterfully executed, and a joy to listen to.
“Heaven Go Easy On Me”
“Heaven Go Easy On Me” is another magnificent song by the Head and the Heart. This song has a beautiful, down to earth sound, lovely harmonizing, a warm, evolving melody, and lyrics that definitely hit close to home. This is yet another song by the Head and the Heart that definitely deserves high praise.
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