The hearts of fans of indie favourite, Love, Robot audibly cracked when the band dissolved. Their pain was partially alleviated when they heard that band members Alexa San Román and Dane Petersen were continuing on, in a new project named Heirsound. Although their expectations were understandably high, they weren’t disappointed as the results shattered all predictions.
Heirsound’s debut EP, ‘Merge’, stays true to the elements which made Love, Robot a favourite, while fearlessly incorporating elements of other genres into their sound. We feature two videos from the EP: ‘Choke’, and ‘Slow Motion’. Both videos have been directed by Alexa, and in the words of PopMatters, in their review of ‘Merge’,
“it’s radio-ready alt-pop with a heavy coat of pop-punk, taking the best of every world in which it dabbles and layering extra energy on top until everything screams. Take this with your morning coffee to stay awake all day.”
‘Choke’ is a super cool video with San Román and Petersen lit up only by a red backlight. The sound is raw and real, with the pair blending into the background and swooping back out again. Check it out:
‘Slow Motion’ is as different as possible to get from ‘Choke’, in both song and video. The video features a young woman (played by Sam San Román, Alexa’s sister), walking about with her camera. She explores the world, from the tropics to the desert, to the autumnal north east of the US, all the time dressed in the purest white. The desaturated colours soften the video, and it’s perfectly in keeping with the laid back song.