Beaty Heart are an alt-pop trio from South London who released their debut album Mixed Blessings in 2014 to critical acclaim. Soft Like Clay is the latest single from their forthcoming second record Till The Tomb and is accompanied by a video directed by the band’s Charlie Rotberg.
Like many bands, Beaty Heart formed out of school. Initially a four piece, they started out as a video-art and music collective in 2010 and they still do their own artwork and videos to the day. Their sound has been described as London’s answer to Animal Collective and Vampire Weekend.
With a strong focus on drums (two out of three members play the drums), Beaty Heart use a vide array of loops, samples and percussions to create their own unique sound. Soft Like Clay is no exception and conveys a certain anxiety that the band experienced while creating the song.
The lyrics were a reaction to the constant anxiety and tension which many artists experience as they attempt to forge a path that conflicts with the expectations and demands of society, or reality.
Beaty Heart went on an extensive worldwide tour with Jungle last year and will be announcing further live dates soon.
Over the last year, Beaty Heart have been in the studio working on their second album Till The Tomb with producers David Wrench (FKA Twigs, Caribou, Jungle) and Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Wilko Johnson). Till The Tomb is out on July 29th.
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