Bartees Strange makes his 4AD debut with ‘Heavy Heart’

Bartees Strange has joined the 4AD / Remote Control family and releases his label debut, the single ‘Heavy Heart’, which sees Bartees let go of the guilt he has felt for years; guilt for his father’s sacrifices to build a better future for his family; guilt for the recent passing of his grandfather; guilt for the time he spends on tour and away from his partner; guilt for experiencing success while everyone else in his life was suffering after the release of Live Forever during the first year of the pandemic.

Relinquishing those feelings, Bartees hopes to move forward and towards an optimistic future – celebrating the wins even when life can be heavy and hard. The first hint of new music in two years, the single is accompanied by visuals directed by Missy Dabice who places Bartees front and centre. Echoing many of the themes of ‘Heavy Heart’, Bartees also proudly wears his father and grandfather’s clothes as a tribute to them. 

Stream / Download Bartees Strange – ‘Heavy Heart’

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