Park Days unveils vulnerability with 'Hearts Take A Very Long Time To Heal'
In the intimate realm of indie-pop, Brighton-based artist Sam Thrussell, founder of Dutch Criminal Record, steps into the limelight with his solo project, Park Days. Following the recent success of Dutch Criminal Record's EP 'Apathy Mixtape', Sam unveils the soul-stirring single, 'Hearts Take A Very Long Time To Heal'. This track, a harmonious blend of heartfelt lyricism and infectious indie-pop melodies, showcases Sam's ability to craft emotive yet catchy compositions.
The single features a tight and effective guitar-led backdrop complemented by swaying drums and subtle keys. The song's boxy, understated production draws instant comparisons to indie-rock stalwarts like The Strokes, infusing the melancholic tone with a bedroom-pop edge. Sam's emotive vocals add a layer of depth, steering the track with purpose and culminating in a commercial hook that lingers in the listener's mind.
In a conversation about the track, Sam reflects on its origins, stating, "Hearts Take A Very Long Time To Heal is an old track inspired by The Magic Gang song Alright. It's about worrying about the future and dealing with uncertainty when there doesn't seem to be an immediate resolution." The song, written in 2020, initially started as a gentle acoustic piece. However, during the studio sessions, a suggestion by Rob Quickenden led to the inclusion of a vibraphone part, played by Sam himself from the second verse onwards. This addition lends an ethereal quality to the track, reminiscent of the work of legendary songwriter Nick Drake on "Saturday Sun" from his debut album 'Five Leaves Left'.
As a multifaceted artist, Sam has already tasted success with his debut release 'Down and Out' and as a key member of Dutch Criminal Record. The band has achieved sell-out tours across the UK and Europe, garnered national radio play on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music, and Radio X, and secured coverage in notable publications such as Wonderland, Clash, Under The Radar, Earmilk, and Atwood. Now, with the release of his second single under Park Days, Sam aims to carve a distinct path as an exciting up-and-coming artist in his own right.
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